Third of workers in jobs that risk their health
A new report suggests more than a third of workers in Britain are struggling in low-quality jobs that risk damaging their health. The study by the Health Foundation said that as many as 36% of workers – about 10m people – were in such a position. The thinktank said that young adults, minority groups and employees outside the south of England were most likely to be affected, using evidence from a survey of more than 40,000 people in the UK. While more people are in work than ever before, the charity warned that a proliferation of low-quality employment carried health risks. According to the research, as many as 15% of workers in low-quality jobs say they have poor health, compared with 7% in good working environments.