This is the first of a series of reports looking at working class experiences in today’s labour market.
It shows that for too many people in working class jobs, the last decade has been one of pay stagnation.
We also know that job insecurity and work intensity have risen. TUC analysis shows that one in nine workers, 3.7 million people are now in insecure jobs. And millions of people are putting in extra hours without getting paid - UK workers gave their employers £32 billion of free labour last year - a staggering total of two billion unpaid hours.
We know that when workers are able to raise our voice in the workplace through our unions we can win better pay: the union pay premium is £1.14 per hour (8 per cent). That's one reason why trade union membership rose by 100,000 between 2017 and 2018.
But to make sure that working class people get the decent jobs and prospects they deserve we need a new deal for workers. We're calling for:
 TUC (2019) Insecure work: Why the new PM must put decent work at the top of his to-do list https://www.tuc.org.uk/research-analysis/reports/insecure-work
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