BME women 'twice as likely to be on zero-hours contract as..

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27 Apr 2024, 8:37 pm

..... white men.

This is sad. Nobody wants to be in insecure work, but it seems racial/gender discrimination is suggested by the statistics mentioned in the article. Only 2.7% of working white men are on zero-hour contracts whilst 5.9% of BME women are on zero-hour contracts.

Life is hard enough without this kind of discrimination for BME women.


"The TUC said its analysis of official data showed that BME workers, particularly women, were more likely to be employed on some of the worst contracts.

The union organisation said the study showed that 5.9% of BME women in work are on zero-hours contracts compared with 2.7% of white men."

BME workers were said to be “significantly overrepresented” on zero-hours contracts compared with white workers."