10 July 2017 #Employment
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) recently published a report on ‘insecure work’. According to the report, 3.2 million people in the UK currently have ‘insecure work’ which was defined as being engaged:
The report makes numerous recommendations to improve worker security, (many of which were found in the recent Labour manifesto). Some of the recommendations include:
A link to the full report may be found here.
Matthew Taylor, chair of the Independent Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy also spoke at the TUC conference. He was critical of what he described as the “one-way flexibility” in favour of employers in the current gig economy. He did however indicate that his review would not advocate banning zero-hours contracts in their entirety. He also confirmed the review will be released in the next few weeks – watch this space for further updates.