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Still fewer full time workers than before recession as fake self-employment takes over

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 13:06 -- nick

There are still fewer full time workers in the UK than there were before the recession in 2008.

The government has trumpeted its successes in the employment market, boasting of "a million new jobs" in the UK economy, but the reality is hugely different.

The economy runs on full time work, and most people need this level of income to be able to afford to live.

But there are actually 148,000 fewer working full time, while 251,000 more work part time and 510,000 have registered as self-employed.

More than a third of zero-hours employees want more work

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 11:19 -- nick

38% of employees on zero hour contracts want more work, a survey has found.

Carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the poll found that many workers wanted more hours than they were given.

It also found that around one-in-five was penalised if they were unavailable for work, suggesting that the arrangement does not always offer the flexibility and fairness some believe.

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