United Kingdom -Low pay among youngsters more than tripled -September 02, 2014

The proportion of workers aged 21 to 30 who are now classed as low paid has more than tripled over the past four decades. Too many low-pay, low-skill and low-productivity jobs in low-investment workplaces are hampering the chances of a recovery.

Analysis by the independent think-tank the Resolution Foundation shows that the proportion of workers aged 21 to 30 who are now classed as low paid has more than tripled over the past four decades. The data help to explain why many young people are locked out of the housing market. The report comes amid growing concern that the economic recovery is not translating into wage growth and higher living standards for large sections of the country. The trade union confederation TUC recalls that too many low-pay, low-skill and low-productivity jobs in low-investment workplaces are hampering the chances of a recovery.

English: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/aug/30/low-pay-workers ...    

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/30/low-pay ...   

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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