Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/726/14862

From The Socialist newspaper, 11 July 2012

Minimum wage, minimum security

As a young unemployed person living in East London the Olympics were painted as a brilliant chance for me to find work, not only within the Olympic park but also in other businesses in the surrounding areas.

In reality, as I found out, these jobs are minimum wage, with short-term contracts and extremely insecure.

The outlet I am working in posted an advert for eight empty positions of which around three would become permanent.

All new members of staff are on three-month probations and 25 hour contracts, although we have all been asked to work as many as 50 hours each week during the Olympics. It has become obvious that extra staff will not be needed after the Olympics.

We will see a massive surge in unemployment in East London then. Me and the other young people I work with (many who have just graduated from university with large debts) will be unemployed again.

Helen Pattison

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 11 July 2012:


Socialist Party NHS campaign

LOOTED! PFI empties NHS coffers

Fight Profit From Illness

Save Worcestershire A&E services


Socialist Party editorial

Libor scandal exposes rotten racketeering system

Lords reform - Abolish the House of privilege!

Save our server!


Youth Fight for Jobs and Education feature

Fight for a future for the 99%

The politics of fighting the racist EDL

Pride should be about protest, not profits!

Them&Us


Workplace news and analysis

London bus workers discuss new offer: "militant strike action pays"

Build the fightback against the Con-Dems: Join the lobby of the TUC on 9 September

Single status appeal: Victory for Vine workers

Sheffield recycling workers win victory against sackings

Vote no to the local government pension offer

Workplace news in brief


International socialist news and analysis

Egypt: Will Mursi's presidential election victory bring real change?


Socialist Party reviews and comments

TV Review: Britain on the brink - back to the '70s

The Shard: As useless as a hole in the ground

Ringing bells in the GMB

Minimum wage, minimum security


Socialist Party news and campaigns

TUSC continues to build support in Liverpool

Leeds protest at prison privatisation rally

Help boost sales of the Socialist

Socialist Party Summer Camp


 

Home   |   The Socialist 11 July 2012   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   PDF  




Related links:

Minimum wage:

triangleAmy Murphy for Usdaw president - vote for a fighting and democratic union

triangleUSA: Historic vote for Ginger Jentzen campaign in Minneapolis

triangleYoung people being strangled by debts

triangleThem & Us

triangleUsdaw elections announced - fight for a left leadership, vote for Amy Murphy

Olympics:

triangleInvest in grassroots sports needs

triangleWould you call G4S for help over discrimination?

triangleBarcelona 1936: the people's Olympics

triangleFilm review: Eddie the Eagle

London:

triangleHeating scandal on east London estate

triangleWaltham Forest Socialist Party: The national question

triangleWaltham Forest Socialist Party: The rise of Militant

East London:

trianglePacked Newham meeting against academies

triangleHoxton: "Stop this unwanted development"

Reviews and comments

Reviews and comments

19/1/18

Carillion

Carillion and the construction industry

17/1/18

Theatre

Theatre: 'Young Marx' shows growth in great platform for his ideas

17/1/18

Isis

Opinion: British imperialism can take no credit in fight against Isis

17/1/18

Carers

Opinion: foster care is work - carers deserve workers' rights

10/1/18

Housing

Debate: should tower blocks form part of socialist housing policy?

10/1/18

Art

Art can help expose sexual harassment

10/1/18

The Socialist

The Socialist Inbox

3/1/18

Letters

The Socialist inbox

3/1/18

Work Capability Assessment

Tory prescription for mental illness: stress and bureaucracy

13/12/17

The Socialist

The Socialist's 2017 quiz

6/12/17

Fire

The Socialist Inbox

6/12/17

Surrey

Comment: Socialism and truth about Zane

6/12/17

Labour Party

Blairite horror and Labour's divisions graphically exposed

30/11/17

Theatre

Dramatic retelling of Grunwick strike

22/11/17

Working class

Left comic's take on politics will have you in tears

triangleMore Reviews and comments articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

triangle17 Jan Corbyn's Labour needs 100% anti-cuts strategy and fight for democracy

triangle17 Jan NHS crisis: under pressure from all angles - end cuts and sell-offs!

triangle17 Jan We must fight all council cuts!

triangle16 Jan Home care workers to strike

triangle15 Jan Carillion crisis: Demand action to save jobs and services

triangle12 Jan Outrage against 'monster block' plan

triangle12 Jan Mini-strike wave continues and intensifies

More ...

triangle23 Jan Bristol North Socialist Party: 'You can't have capitalism without racism' - was Malcolm X correct?

triangle23 Jan Cardiff West Socialist Party: How the Poll Tax was beaten

triangle24 Jan Caerphilly Socialist Party: The Carillion scandal

triangle24 Jan Cardiff Central Socialist Party: Carillion collapse - Watershed moment for public services

More ...

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Archive

Archives:

January 2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice

V2