The Precariat Charter – Guy Standing – Wellington 19th Feb

Written By: - Date published: 9:35 pm, February 18th, 2015 - 5 comments
Categories: uncategorized - Tags:

Professor Guy Standing will discuss the ideas in his new book ‘A Precariat Charter; from Denizens to Citizens” in Wellington on Thursday 19 February at St John’s Church Hall, Willis Street at 5:30pm. From the back cover: “Throughout history, class-based revolt has led to the creation of charters of demands, from the Magna Carta to South Africa’s Freedom Charter. It is now time for a Precariat Charter.”

All welcome – please register here.

5 comments on “The Precariat Charter – Guy Standing – Wellington 19th Feb”

  1. Stuart Nash 1

    I heard Professor Standing speak in Napier last Sunday. Extremely impressive – and a very powerful message for the left in the 21st century. Highly recommended.

    Mike – change the date from March to February in the post title.

  2. greywarshark 2

    lprent –
    I noted earlier that the heading date for Open Mike 11 February was 11/01/2015
    but it has never been altered. To avoid future confusion could that be done?

    • lprent 2.1

      No problem. There are too many comments these days and I have too much work to spend enough time to deal with them all (today is an exception, I’m making up a small windows network of bespoke windows boxes – boring as watching windows reboot).

  3. Philip Ferguson 3

    These days the precariat seems central to the operations of capitalism. Hardly anyone’s job today is all that secure and a substantial layer of workers are in jobs with zero contract hours or especially precarious work.

    ‘Flexible’ labour, for instance, is one of the bullshit terms capitalist hacks/ideologues use.

    Some examples in New Zealand:
    NZ temp economy and the growing need for flexible labour:

    IT and the rise of NZ’s modern servant class:

    A member of the precariat writes of his experience as a young working chef:

    And while no-one doubts Guy Standing’s sincerity and the usefulness of his research, the same workers also writes rather critically of the contents of one of his meetings:

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Safety focus in improved drug driver testing
    Improving the safety of all road users is the focus of a new public consultation document on the issue of drug driver testing. Plans for public consultation on options to improve the drug driver testing process have been announced by ...
    4 days ago
  • Making it easier to get help from Police
    Police Minister Stuart Nash says calling a cop suddenly got a whole lot easier with the launch of a ground-breaking new service for non-emergency calls. “The single non-emergency number ‘ten-five’ is designed to provide better service for the public and ...
    7 days ago
  • More Police deployed to the regions
    Frontline Police numbers have been boosted with today’s deployment of 77 new officers to the regions. Police Minister Stuart Nash today congratulated the recruits of Wing 325 who graduated at a formal ceremony at the Royal New Zealand Police College. ...
    1 week ago
  • Taxpayers get a smarter and fairer system
    One of the biggest IT projects ever undertaken in the state sector has successfully passed its latest hurdle with the transition of more than 19.7 million taxpayer accounts from one Inland Revenue computer system to another. Revenue Minister Stuart Nash ...
    3 weeks ago
  • Early insights into use of restricted drugs
    The first nationwide snapshot of the consumption of restricted drugs indicates the prevalence of methamphetamine use in New Zealand, says Police Minister Stuart Nash. “The first quarterly analysis of the nationwide wastewater testing programme reinforces the coalition government’s determination to ...
    3 weeks ago