We recently featured in an article on twinfm.com discussing how ‘37% of UK Workers’ are ‘Given Less Than a Week’s Notice of Shifts’.
Please take a look below to see an extract from the article:
“Close to two-fifths (37 per cent) of UK workers in full or part-time employment are given less than a week’s notice of their shifts or work patterns, according to new research conducted by the Living Wage Foundation.
The research addresses a gap in the UK’s labour market data and understanding of hours insecurity, being the first recent study to assess notice periods for work schedules across the workforce.
The study found that among the 59 per cent of workers whose job involves variable hours or shift work, over three-fifths (62 per cent) reported having less than a week’s notice of their work schedules. At the extreme, 12 per cent of this group – amounting to 7 per cent all working adults – had less than 24 hours’ notice.
Living Wage FM Employers React
Dominic Ponniah, CEO at Cleanology, a Living Wage Employer, commented:
“We support the Living Wage Foundation’s campaign for Living Hours, although recognise that some industries may require degrees of flexibility due to fluctuations in demand. That said, we are concerned to learn of employers possibly exploiting flexibility and leaving people in serious predicaments.
At Cleanology, we employ people on a minimum fixed hours basis, and provide flexible overtime on top. We find that by providing stable weekly hours, we are able to benefit from a stable workforce resulting in our current staff retention rate of 97 per cent. That coupled with paying the Real Living Wage, makes for a very content and stable team, something we are very proud of.”
– Dominic Ponniah
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