Belinda Liversedge asks a number of workers about the impact of insecure “gig” work.

Introduction

Gig work is thought to have been coined in the 1920s by jazz club musicians. Now, gig working and other forms of insecure work have less carefree associations. Anxiety, exploitation and denial of basic rights such as holiday and sickness pay are far from the freedoms of its linguistic origins.

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