United Kingdom -The changing picture of poverty -November 24, 2014

Insecure, low-paid jobs are leaving record numbers of working families in poverty, with two-thirds of people who found work in 2013 taking jobs for less than the living wage.

Insecure, low-paid jobs are leaving record numbers of working families in poverty, with two-thirds of people who found work in 2013 taking jobs for less than the living wage, according to the latest annual report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, written by the New Policy Institute. The report focuses on money, housing, work, benefits and services, among other indicators. The key points are highlighted in an infographic and summary. Though the number of unemployed for over a year decreased for the first time in a decade and unemployment fell by 300,000 in 2013, wages have fallen, for men and women, working full and part time, for low and high earners.

English: http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/monitoring-poverty-and-social-exclusion-2014


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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