Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009

Sad when you have to go to the Daily Mail to get less biased financial reporting..

Daily Mail: Record 6.6million 'half-timers' now working reduced hours as bosses struggle to pay full wage

Record numbers of workers are being forced to go part-time because their bosses cannot afford to pay full-time salaries, official figures revealed today. There are now 6.6million employees working part-time in Britain, the highest number since records began. Many are being given an ultimatum by their bosses that they must forfeit their full-time jobs and go part-time, or be made redundant.In other cases, people are desperately looking for full-time work, but can only find a part-time job which they have no choice but to accept despite the lower salary. The ballooning numbers of part-time workers is 'disguising' the jobs crisis because it makes the unemployment numbers seem less dramatic.

Posted by cat and canary @ 06:30 PM (1475 views)
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1. cat and canary said...

An extra 117,000 female employees starting working part-time between August and October, while 43,000 women stopped working full-time.

By comparison, only 7,000 men started working part-time, even though a similar number - 42,000 - stopped working full-time.

Latest figures show the average female part-time worker gets £155.60 a week, compared to £426.40 a week for full-time work.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 06:32PM Report Comment

2. mr g said...

"Sad when you have to go to the Daily Mail to get less biased financial reporting.."

No sadder than believing the Guardian's take on things.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 07:33PM Report Comment

3. drewster said...

In all fairness, the Mail has always had half-decent business coverage. It's just constantly tainted with a slant of "Look what a sh!thole Britain has become".

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 09:15PM Report Comment

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