Banbury Constituency Labour Party

Only one in forty new jobs since recession have been full-time, says TUC

TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady

Adding weight to Ed Miliband’s description of Britain’s zero-zero society (zero hour contracts and zero tax paid by some major corporations), research by the TUC (Nov 2014) has found that of the 1.08 million jobs created since the recession only 26,000 were full-time.

The Treasury has challenged the survey saying that it lumps the recession together with the recovery and is therefore misleading.

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady, said, “While more people are in work there are still far too few full-time employee jobs for everyone who wants one. It means many working families are on substantially lower incomes as they can only find reduced-hours jobs or low-paid self-employment.”

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