Rotational Employment Practices: The Local Response to Global Flexible Employment Patterns

By Bayram Unal, Yücel Can and Bülent Kara.

Published by The Global Studies Journal

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In last couple decades under the global pressure, we have witnessed increasing tendencies in labour utilization aiming “minimum cost maximum production” in order to deal with global competition in all productions. Keeping this strategy in mind, we studied local textile sector where the competition became the major prompt for the sake of surviving in a business world. In addition to various cost-saving labour utilization such as on-time, flexible, part-time employment and so on, we have also witnessed a return to classical employment patterns for specific labour source. Albeit it’s classical employment form, this method of employment is more effective on cost reducing purposes, especially within the formal economic relations. This classical employment strategy with more emphasis on full-time employment patterns has almost been a significant alternative labour utilization for the state-patrolled formal production relations in comparison to flexible, informal or part-time employment strategies. This strategy is constructed upon in-and-out employment of youth labour source that is at specific life cycles. This method has always been taken the advantages of young men just before performing the mandatory military service and of girls before getting married with the expectation that the young girl would not work after the marriage due to patriarchal social code. We are confident to some extent that this new strategy, as we named orteks employment model would contribute the literature as an example to the latest aspect of cost-reducing strategies in patriarchal and developing societies in addition to the other forms of employment methods.

Keywords: Flexible Labour, Textile, Post-Fordism

Global Studies Journal, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp.1-10. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 495.162KB).

Dr. Bayram Unal

Research Assistant, Sociology Department, Nigde University, Ankara, Turkey

Yücel Can

Nigde University, Turkey

Bülent Kara

Nigde University, Turkey


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