New Oxfam report on importance of decent work
Oxfam and the University of Scotland (as part of the UWS-Oxfam partnership) and in collaboration with Warwick Institute for Employment Research have published an interim report on decent work.
Initial findings, following a Scotland-wide consultation of more than 1500 people, suggest that low-paid workers value a wide range of factors in order to have decent work. The top 5 priorities, identified from the focus groups, are:
- An hourly rate that is enough to cover basic needs
- Job security
- Paid holidays and paid sick leave
- A safe working environment free from physical and mental risk or harm
- A supportive line manager
You can download it here.