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Intl. Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) opinion poll reveals job insecurity & low wages
Author: International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Published on: 7 December 2018
"Global Poll: Governments’ failure to address low wages and insecure jobs threatens trust in politics and democracy", 2 December 2018
Workers across the globe are struggling to make ends meet, believe their jobs are insecure and don’t believe their voices matter in politics according to a new global public opinion poll from the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).
Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the ITUC, said: “Governments are failing to respect workers, and they are failing to respect voters... Without action to raise wages and change the rules for working people, we put democracy at risk.”
Released at the opening of the 4th ITUC World Congress in Copenhagen...[t]he poll showed:
- 59% of people in work are just about managing financially, struggling to make ends meet, or are not managing at all financially, often going without essentials or falling into debt.
- Nearly one in four (23%) people in work believe their job is insecure.
- Only 37% of people think their voice always or mostly matters in politics
... The poll was conducted 15 October – 6 November in Brazil, Bulgaria, Denmark, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Morocco, Portugal, the Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.