United Kingdom - The labour market position of agency and zero-hours workers - January 01, 2017

The Resolution Foundation published new research results on the labour market position of agency and zero-hours workers, including statistical data and information on pay and working conditions. The reports aim to shed light on this overlooked groups by mapping out the scale and nature of this work. There are an estimated 865,000 agency workers in the UK today, a number that has increased since 2011 by 30%. Agency workers are more likely to be younger and less qualified than the overall workforce. In 2016, agency workers were paid on average £2.57 an hour less their non-agency counterparts. Workers on zero-hours contracts lose an estimated £1,000 a year compared with employees doing the same work. The Resolution Foundation said all workers who find themselves without a permanent, full-time role lose out in terms of wages, but people hired on zero-hours contracts suffer the biggest financial punishment.

English: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/dec/30/zero-hours-workers ...  

http://www.resolutionfoundation.org/media/blog/a-typical-year/

http://www.resolutionfoundation.org/app/uploads/2016/12/Secret-Agents.pdf   

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