The FAU was founded as a union for all wage-workers and therefore also for temporary workers. In March of 1991 a spontaneous and successful strike was launched by temp workers at the Bauknecht Company in the small swabian city of Schorndorf.
Ana Logue reminisces about being a temporary worker in New York in 1965.
Chris Carlsson analyses the worldwide growth of temporary agency work in this article for Processed World magazine in 1981.
Introduction and history of Processed World - a quarterly paper published in 1980's and 1990's in Silicon Valley, California. PW was written by a group of radical office workers ("temps"). Unlike similar publications, PW made good use of humor and art to sharpen its subversive attack.
"At the root of this effort is our desire to live and take part in a radically different social system, a society which as yet exists nowhere on Earth." -- Introduction to Processed World
Are you doing the processing...
...or are you being processed?
Prol-Position on casualisation and agency work on a German building site in 2007.
Prol-Position on agency work at catering firm Gate Gourmet in Germany in 2007, following the strike of 2005-6.
Prol-Position on casualisation and agency working at a large German electronics manufacturer.
Prol-Position on casualisation, work and agency staff at the Bochum Nokia plant in Germany, 2007.
Prol-Position on casualisation and agency working at General Motors in Germany in 2007.
Prol-Position on the extent of casualisation and the legal and contractual status of agency and temporary workers in Germany in 2007.