From the TUC

The Union Advent: 4 Dec

04 Dec 2009, By

The TUC has highlighted the risks to the UK’s 1.2 million temporary workers, including 226,000 agency employees, and to migrant workers and workers in the informal sector.

Studies have shown insecure workers face a substantially increased health and safety risk at work (TUC’s Risks 260). Unions have been active on behalf of vulnerable workers. Examples include: a CWU agreement with Manpower; work by the TGWU, UNISON and UCATT with migrant workers including the Justice for Cleaners campaign and the Overseas Nurses Network; work by the Community union in Leicester with workers in the informal economy; and union co-operation with the National Group on Homeworking.

Source: ‘The Hidden One in Five – winning a fair deal for Britain’s vulnerable workers’. Policy Studies Institute/TUC, 2007