The Time For Better Pay campaign aims to tackle the causes of in-work poverty and develop an economy where going to work guarantees that people can afford a basic standard of living.
- Sign the petition before 10 JuneStrengthen workers’ rights to tackle in-work poverty.
- Read our report findingsSee the impact low pay, short hours contracts and insecure work has on Usdaw members.
- Download our leafletRead more about the campaign.
About the campaign
Usdaw surveyed over 10,500 members to understand the issues they face as a result of low pay, short-hours contracts and insecure work. Our evidence shows:
- Over the past five years, 92% of those surveyed have seen no improvement in their financial situation.
- Over the past 12 months 76% of low-paid workers have had to rely on unsecured borrowing to pay everyday bills.
- 63% of people believe that financial worries were having an impact on their mental health.
Key Campaign Actions
Our campaign is calling for key actions to address the issues faced by low-paid workers. These actions are:
- Minimum £10 per hour for all workers.
- Minimum contract of 16 hours per week for everyone who wants it.
- A contract based on an individual’s normal hours of work.
- An end to zero hours contracts.