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Workers in insecure jobs twice as likely to die of Covid, TUC research finds

Those with no sick pay and fewer rights, such as many care workers and delivery drivers, at higher risk * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage Workers on zero-hours contracts and other insecure jobs are twice as likely to have died of Covid-19 as those in other professions, according to a report revealing stark inequalities in the workplace. The research from the Trades Union Congress in England and Wales showed those on the frontline of the pandemic, such as care workers, nurses and delivery drivers, were at a higher risk of death. It said many of these key workers were in insecure work, such as zero-hours contracts and agency employment, landing them with a “triple whammy” of no sick pay, fewer rights and endemic low pay, while having to shoulder more risk of infection. Continue reading...

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