United Kingdom - Union launches paper on insecure work - April 30, 2018

Trade union Usdaw launched a policy document with the union’s approach to tackling insecure work and under-employment. Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the union also has members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemicals and other trades. Usdaw surveyed its members on issues around working hours. The conclusion was, firstly, that members want guarantees for additional hours that they work on a regular basis. Secondly, agency workers are being overused and exploited in many workplaces. And, thirdly, many workers are struggling to make ends meet. Over a quarter of respondents either have or want a second job. Moreover, the survey showed that 64% of the members regularly work overtime and of these, two-thirds would like to see this overtime guaranteed.

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