Casualised labour market a product of anti-working class assault by ruling rich
By Mike Treen, Unite National Director
This is the first of a series of articles based on a speech to a conference sponsored by the Child Poverty Action Group looking at work and welfare in the 21st century.
Over the last three to four decades there has been a huge expansion of casualised work across the globe.
A recent International Labour Organisation (ILO) report found that only one in four workers had a stable job.
“The rise in informal employment, undeclared and temporary work arrangements, as well as involuntary part-time work, has contributed to the widening of income inequalities, which have been recorded in the majority of countries” noted Guy Ryder ILO director General.
Unite Union campaign against zero hours part of fight against casualisation of labour