Employment may be at an all time high in the UK, but austerity, low pay and zero hours contracts inflict misery on millions : The Conversation


The UK government has asserted that “employment is at a record high” with 32.5m people in work, the highest figure since 1971. It took to Twitter to trumpet its success but failed to mention further findings from the Resolution Foundation, a non-partisan think tank that aims to improve living standards for those on low and middle incomes. In response, the foundation tweeted that this “impressive employment record” takes place alongside the “biggest pay squeeze” in over two centuries and huge cuts to state welfare.

 

Source: Employment may be at an all time high in the UK, but austerity, low pay and zero hours contracts inflict misery on millions : The Conversation

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