Number of jobless women soars to record high of nearly a million

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Sunday Mirror, 17 August 2014

Vincent Moss

Number of jobless women soars to record high of nearly a million –

A report has also revealed that almost a million who are working have been forced into low-paid or zero hours jobs

The Sunday Mirror used Fawcett Society figures to report on the soaring number of women  – almost a million – who do not have a job.

It quoted our report figures and our call for a big boost to wages. One in four women earns less than the national living wage – but only one in seven men.

And one in 12 mothers in low-paid jobs has been forced to visit a foodbank in the past year.

Society boss Dr Eva Neitzert said: “From cleaners, dinnerladies and care assistants to supermarket workers and admin assistants, women undertake crucial work that helps to hold the fabric of society together.

“But rather than benefitting from the economic growth we are seeing, the situation for these women is declining. We urgently need to tackle the ­low wages paid to women by increasing the value of the national minimum wage.”

Dr Neitzert called on David Cameron to back the campaign for all workers to be paid the living wage of at least £7.45 an hour.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/number-jobless-women-soars-record-4063429

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