Sunday, 8 March 2015

Poverty forces record numbers of women into low-paid jobs

The TUC will warn this week that although record numbers of women are in work, many are pensioners forced to work and self-employed people in low paid jobs. A report from the TUC will say that the number of women working beyond retirement age has almost doubled since 2007, with about 445,000 women aged 65 or over now in work. Meanwhile, women’s average wages are down 6%, meaning they are £20 a week worse off in real terms than in 2008. Those working part-­time earn 38% less per hour than their male colleagues.
The Independent on Sunday, 

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