New Jobs and Pay Raises Give Some Workers Reasons to Be Hopeful About 2015 – NYTimes.com

Contrast US pay rises, reported in the NYT to flat-lining of wages and salaries in the UK. This is worth a read. Check it out!

via New Jobs and Pay Raises Give Some Workers Reasons to Be Hopeful About 2015 – NYTimes.com.

Since 2008, many workers in both the US & the UK have suffered pay erosion in real terms (when adjusted for inflation).

As the serious electioneering starts in the UK, there will be intense focus on the quality of jobs in the UK, these days. Too many newer jobs are on zero-hours contracts, with no real protection nor privileges. In contrast, the public sector still has fat pensions.

Surely, it’s time for a level-playing field on public & private sector jobs in the UK?

Thoughts?