Thursday, 17 December 2009
PART-TIME WORK DISGUISES REAL JOBLESS TOTAL!
Record numbers of employees are working part-time because their bosses cannot afford to pay full-time salaries, official figures revealed yesterday. There are now 6.6million employees working part-time, the highest number since records began.
Many are being given an ultimatum by their bosses that they must forfeit their full-time jobs and go part-time, or be made redundant. In other cases, employees are desperately looking for full-time work, but can only find a part-time job which they have no choice but to accept despite the lower salary. The figures, published by the Office for National Statistics, show unemployment rose modestly by 21,000 to 2.49million in the three months to October. But the situation is actually much worse, experts warned.
The number of full-time employees plunged by 85,000 during the same period, while part-time employees increased by 123,000.
The Labour Party will be pleased as punch to see the figures falling, BUT IN REALITY, Britain is becoming a PART TIME ECONOMY with more than one in three WORKING PART-TIME. That doesn't support the life style of a HARD WORKING FAMILY and if they receive TAX CREDITS they are being subsidised by the people who pay INCOME TAX. Not their fault but just an economic fact of life. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THERE ARE FEWER AND FEWER PEOPLE PAYING FOR AN EVER INCREASING UNDERCLASS. SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE!