United Kingdom -More long-term low paid than ever -November 02, 2014

New research by the Resolution Foundation think-tank reveals that more than five million workers are in low-paid work, with the proportion of people on low salaries rising from 21 to 22% in 2013. Millions are in jobs so poorly paid that they have little if anything left to spend after their basic needs have been met.

New research by the Resolution Foundation think-tank reveals that more than five million workers are in low-paid work, with the proportion of people on low salaries rising from 21 to 22% in 2013. Millions are in jobs so poorly paid that they have little if anything left to spend after their basic needs have been met. The report, Low Pay Britain 2014, reveals that 5.2 million workers earn less than £7.70 an hour, an increase of 250,000 on the previous year. The minimum wage is £6.50 an hour. The recession has merely exacerbated a trend that has been in place for the past three decades: a polarisation of the labour market.

English: http://www.resolutionfoundation.org/publications/low-pay-britain-2014/

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics ...   

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/oct/18/economy-bleak-british-workers ...  

 

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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