Harrow has highest proportion of low paid jobs in London

Borough has highest proportion of low paid jobs

Borough has highest proportion of low paid jobs

First published in News Harrow Times: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

A third of workers in the borough are low paid leading to calls for employers to pay a living wage.

Figures from the charity Trust for London shows Harrow has the highest proportions of low paid jobs at 33 per cent, which is joint highest in London with the borough of Bexley.

The research suggested that one in five jobs across the whole of the capital are now low paid, with 27 per cent in the retail and warehouse sector.

Mubin Haq from Trust for London, said: "There is lots of talk of an economic recovery and of course that is welcome news. But we need to look at more than GDP and employment figures.

"The true measure of a recovery should be what it means for those nearest the bottom.

"These new figures suggest that for many poorer Londoners, working hard is not lifting them out of poverty.

“This can and must change. Employers can do a number of things to help, such as redesigning jobs so workers have more responsibility, enabling greater productivity and allowing for increases in pay.

“Moreover, many employers can afford to pay at least a Living Wage of £8.80 an hour – by doing so they can reap the associated business benefits such as increased loyalty and lower staff leaving rates.”

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12:23pm Sun 17 Aug 14

diligaf says...

A majority of these must work for Harrow council... they must be the most underpaid workers in all of London, whilst managers there who do little or nothing are paid huge salaries that they are not worth!
A majority of these must work for Harrow council... they must be the most underpaid workers in all of London, whilst managers there who do little or nothing are paid huge salaries that they are not worth! diligaf
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11:57pm Sun 17 Aug 14

SeaBee says...

I suggest that 'Trust for London' are mistaken (that is a diplomatic way of suggesting that they are particularly stupid). The low paid jobs are low value jobs. Harrow is an affluent area, many who live here do not work here, they commute into Central London where they earn high salaries. We also have a large number of individuals who are self employed or business owners. Incidentally, never trust any organisation with 'Trust' in its title.
I suggest that 'Trust for London' are mistaken (that is a diplomatic way of suggesting that they are particularly stupid). The low paid jobs are low value jobs. Harrow is an affluent area, many who live here do not work here, they commute into Central London where they earn high salaries. We also have a large number of individuals who are self employed or business owners. Incidentally, never trust any organisation with 'Trust' in its title. SeaBee
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8:09am Tue 19 Aug 14

Anthony Harrow says...

How many of these are staff supplied from Sub contract!!!? and not directly employed
How many of these are staff supplied from Sub contract!!!? and not directly employed Anthony Harrow
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