UK staff insecure about jobs

UK
staff are second most insecure in the world about their jobs.

A
new survey covering 24 countries, shows the only country where staff are more
insecure, is South Korea.

The
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development survey shows 46 per cent
of Korean workers are unsure of their jobs, even if they are performing well,
compared with 41 per cent in the UK.

For
Japan the figure is 38 per cent, for the US, Australia and France 37 per cent,
in Denmark 20 per cent and in Norway 17 per cent.

The
TUC says the research shows that domestic factors such as the economic cycle
and employment regulation play a bigger role in job security than
globalisation.

TUC
general secretary John Monks, says the report "exploded myths" about
globalisation.

"One
myth is that it makes jobs insecure in developed countries, or 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.

By Paul Nelson

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