Casualised labour market a product of anti-working class assault by ruling rich

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.

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Unite Union campaign against zero hours part of fight against casualisation of labour