The purpose of this thesis is to look at the development that a group of employees in Danish public school cafeterias has been subjected to in recent years. They have gone from being a part of their workplace to being employed by private, outsourced companies that run the school cafeterias – without being involved in the school as such. Guy Standing’s concepts of precariat and precarization form the theoretical basis on which the thesis examines this group of employees and the development they are going through. It is an empirical study of how working life is experienced by this group of employees and which insecurities they experience in their working lives. The empirical study consists of six individual semi-structured qualitative interviews with school cafeteria staff and one focus group interview with three cleaning staff who are still publicly employed. Based on the experiences expressed by the employees, the conclusion is that their working lives are highly influenced by the insecurity induced by outsourcing. Among other things, they experience a disconnection from the rest of the educational institution where they work and from the other employee groups at the workplace. Moreover, they experience financial insecurity due to periods of unemployment alongside declining levels of social security.
Keywords: Insecurity, precarization, outsourcing, inequality, social security,
|Uddannelser||Arbejdslivsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Vejledere||Klaus T. Nielsen|