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    Agency staff nearly reach a million.

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    papa_umau
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    Agency staff nearly reach a million.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 05 Dec 2016, 11:42 am

    Agency staff near a million as charity launches investigation into 'forgotten face' of insecure work

    The number of agency workers is set to reach one million, according to a new study, which revealed they earn hundreds of pounds less than those in staff jobs.

    The Resolution Foundation launched an investigation into agency work, which it said had grown by almost a third since 2011. The 865,000 people in agency jobs are the “forgotten face” in the recent debate around insecure work, said the think tank.

    Read the full story from The Independent HERE




    It is bad enough that agency staff only get paid a fraction of what regular staff get paid, but it is much worse that the people who use agency staff are charged around five times as much by the agencie than both the regular staff and agency staff get paid.

    In fact, I would say that this is one of the worst scandals surrounding pay and conditions in the British workplace.

    What say you ?


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    Re: Agency staff nearly reach a million.

    Post by Angie baby on Wed 07 Dec 2016, 11:36 am

    Thanks for that Papa, as I have experience of agency staff being employed in the teaching lark too.

    We all know that the cost of hiring agency nurses quadruples the cost of training and using proper nurses.

    All of these disciplines have to have numbers of staff that can cover for sick, retirements and shortages and that is why there should be enough nurses AND doctors already in the NHS to cover for such needs.

    It's just common sense really.
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    Re: Agency staff nearly reach a million.

    Post by papa_umau on Thu 08 Dec 2016, 9:26 pm

    I mean, surely it must be efficient to train up our own teachers, nurses and doctors and fill the vacancies with them and not expensive agency workers.


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