‘Lack of rights’ keeps UK plc insecure

A lack of employment rights is largely to blame for the fact that UK workers
feel more insecure about their jobs than virtually anyone else in the world,
according to the TUC.

The comments followed the release of data showing only those in South Korea
are more unsure of their jobs than the Brits.

Around 46 per cent of Korean workers feel insecure, even if they are
performing well, compared with 41 per cent in the UK, according to the research
from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

This compared with 38 per cent for Japan, 37 per cent for the US, Australia
and France, 17 per cent for Norway and 20 per cent for Denmark.

TUC general secretary John Monks said the report "exploded myths"
that insecurity is a price that must be paid for economic growth.

"There are big differences between comparable countries, and this can
only be due to differences in employment rights, culture and comparative
economic performance," he said.

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