HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
ALMOST HALF OF NEW JOBS IN NORTH WEST ARE INSECURE STATES TUC
 

Star date: 15th March 2017

ALMOST 50% OF NEW JOBS ARE CRAP CASUAL, TEMPORARY, ZERO HOURS OR LOW PAID SELF EMPLOYED

47% of jobs created in the North West since 2011 have been insecure work, TUC analysis has found. 'Insecure work' is defined as 'seasonal, casual, temporary or agency work, those on zero-hours contracts and low-paid self-employed workers' – and they tend to be in education, restaurant work and social care.

The North West is the second worst hit for these insecure jobs in the whole country and today the TUC is launching a new initiative for workers in the North West to share their experiences of insecure work anonymously.

Full details here...


UNISON Cartoon
click image to enlarge

Nearly half, or 47%, of jobs created in the North West since 2011 have been in insecure work, according to new research commissioned by the TUC from the Learning and Work Institute. The analysis shows that between 2011 and 2016 employment in the region grew by 197,503. And that 93,517 of these were in insecure jobs – work without guaranteed hours or baseline employment rights.

'Insecure work' is defined as 'seasonal, casual, temporary or agency work, those on zero-hours contracts and low-paid self-employed workers' – and they tend to be in education, restaurant work and social care. The North West is the second worst hit area in the country for the growth of insecure jobs, beaten only by the North East

The TUC estimates that there are now 339,608 people who work in insecure jobs in the region – up from 246,091 in 2011. That represents 1 in 10 workers in the North West.

The TUC says these contract types leave working people in the position where their wages can fluctuate without warning; they find it hard to get their basic employment rights respected; they miss out on key protections like sick pay; and they are at the mercy of bosses who can withdraw their hours or even take them off the job with no notice. The TUC also estimates that the rise in insecure work since 2006 is costing the UK exchequer £4billion a year, with the Government collecting billions less in tax revenues.

"Insecure working in the North West has shot up in recent years" says Lynn Collins, TUC Regional Secretary for the North West "People need jobs they can live on. But if you don't how much work you will have from one day to the next, making ends meet can be a nightmare.

"Too many bosses in our region are getting away with shady employment practices" she adds "That's why we are asking people who feel vulnerable at work to share their stories confidentially with us. We need to keep the pressure up on government to improve protections for working people. Every day unions expose bad working conditions and win important victories for workers across the country."

The TUC is now documenting people's experiences of insecure work for research and campaign purposes. Anyone can confidentially share their experiences at: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TellTheTUC - or click here

life is loud wrote
at 6:49:44 AM on Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Yep think we all knew that
 
Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
Salford Live Events
Salford Star contact
Salford Star
Salford Star print
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: SALFORD UKIP GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATE STANDS DOWN OVER ‘ODIOUS’ INTEGRATION AGENDA
The trouble with the candidate's views are that they are not libitarianism because he discounts the opposing view without thought... [more]
article: SALFORD UKIP GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATE STANDS DOWN OVER ‘ODIOUS’ INTEGRATION AGENDA
Great news for Salford. If UKIP do not put up it gives a straight fight between Labour and Tory. This will see Tories take Salford... [more]
article: TORY GOVERNMENT MOVE FROM DLA TO PIP LEAVING SALFORD DISABLED STRUGGLING TO MEET BASIC LIVING COSTS
The nurse who assessed me wrote in her report that the wheelchair I use was lent to me after my accident and that I never returned... [more]
article: PEEL HOLDINGS APPLIES FOR PLANNING IN PROPOSED SALFORD GREEN BELT
Only at the point of every empty property being occupied and all brownfield sites redeveloped should the council consider developm... [more]
article: SALFORD UKIP GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATE STANDS DOWN OVER ‘ODIOUS’ INTEGRATION AGENDA
Well said , Seamus, it is good to discover a true “Politician of Conviction”, having “honesty and vision” alive in the C21st. N... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

£110,000 FOR GREATER MANCHESTER MAYOR PLUS £130,000 FOR MAYORAL TEAM

Star date: 28th April 2017

GM MAYOR TO GET £110,000 BUT NO CANDIDATES WILL SAY WHO'S BANKROLLING THEIR CAMPAIGNS

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority, GMCA, is set to rubber stamp an allowance of £110,000 allowance for the Greater Manchester Mayor today, after setting aside an estimated budget of £242,000 for the Mayor and his/her team back in January.

Meanwhile the Salford Star asked the main candidates who was bankrolling their campaigns and with how much. None wanted to say, although as an MP, Andy Burnham has had to declare over £30,000 in backing.

Full details here...

SALFORD UKIP GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATE STANDS DOWN OVER ‘ODIOUS’ INTEGRATION AGENDA

Star date: 27th April 2017

CANDIDATE CITES 'IGONORANT', 'UNACCEPTABLE', 'VILE'... 'RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY' AND 'MUSLIM BASHING' OF UKIP

"I do not wish to have my good name sullied by association with this odious agenda..." Seamus Martin

Seamus Martin, who was expected to be announced as the prospective UKIP candidate for Salford and Eccles, has withdrawn from standing, 'appalled' at the party's 'so-called Integration Agenda', which he describes as 'Muslim-bashing'.

Speaking exclusively to the Salford Star, Seamus says it's an "odious agenda"...an "alienation agenda aimed at deliberately demonising one specific community..."

He adds that UKIP's call for a moratorium on Muslim state schools is "ignorant and unacceptable", and that "This vile agenda was sneaked through without the knowledge or consent of UKIP party members..."

Full interview here...

PEEL HOLDINGS APPLIES FOR PLANNING IN PROPOSED SALFORD GREEN BELT

Star date: 27th April 2017

PEEL APPLIES FOR PERMISSION TO BUILD IN BROADOAK SOUTH PROPOSED GREEN BELT

Peel Holdings has applied for planning permission to build 165 'aspirational family homes' at Broadoak South in Worsley, which both Salford City Council and Greater Manchester Combined Authority are proposing to designate as Green Belt in their new 'frameworks'.

Meanwhile, in October, following a High Court ruling, there's going to be a re-run of the Public Inquiry into the refusal for Peel to build in the wider Broadoak area.

Full details here...

GREATER MANCHESTER MAYOR ENVIRONMENT HUSTINGS ON GREEN BELT, FRACKING AND FLOODING

Star date: 26th April 2017

'WHAT ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT?'

Greater Manchester Mayor Hustings
Friday 28th April 6:15pm-8.30pm
Friends Meeting House, Manchester

Four candidates standing for Greater Manchester Mayor - Sean Anstee, Conservative; Jane Brophy, LibDem; Andy Burnham, Labour; and Will Patterson, Green - are to attend hustings this Friday in Manchester, where they will be debating everything environment, including the Green Belt, flooding, fracking and pollution.

Full details here...

MANCHESTER LOOSE SPACE HOMELESS EVICTION ATTEMPT ON FILM

Star date: 26th April 2017

NINE MINUTE FILM GIVES STORIES BEHIND LOOSE SPACE

"There's a lot of thought, a lot of time and a lot of passion gets put into these spaces ...we're trying to make democracy fair..."

Yesterday, passers-by gawped at a rooftop protest and an attempted eviction of Loose Space homeless campaigners on the roof of the old Cornerhouse art building on Oxford Road in Manchester.

Now a nine minute video has been released with footage of the eviction attempt together with people giving the reasons behind the occupation and why Loose Space and similar squats are everyone's issue.

Full details here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx