United Kingdom - TUC reports on insecure jobs - May 31, 2018

 Trade union confederation TUC came up with an analysis of the features of insecure jobs. The findings show that 3,820,000 workers are in insecure forms of employment. This is 11.9% of the workforce, or 1 in 9 workers. Many workers in the ‘gig economy’ are denied key workplace rights, including protection from unfair dismissal. The union speaks about firms that falsely label workers as self-employed, outsource work to agencies or use zero hours contracts to drive down costs and dodge employment and tax responsibilities. Agency and zero-hours workers can he hired and fired at will and have no right to return to their job after having a baby.

Read on: in English …  The analysis: in English …  

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