The London Poverty Research Centre @ King's hosted a community conversation about the lived experience of people in precarious employment. What came out was that the problem is more wide spread than you might imagine and it's damaging people socially, physically, and economically. People are focusing in on the issues of inequality, neoliberalism, and exploitative business models that need to be addressed.
Precarious Work Factsheet:
- Only about half of working-age Londoners have secure or stable employment
- London's employment rate is lower than both the provincial and national average
- Precariously employed individuals are more likely to experience depression, anger, and dissatisfaction with their jobs
- Individuals who report high levels of job satisfaction also report higher levels of physical and mental health
- Youth are significantly more likely to be precariously employed