A May Day distress call | Brendan Barber: “Uncertainty – about our job, pension and kids’ future – is now the fate of all workers, and some are making a killing out of our fears
Around the world uncertainty is becoming the single unifying characteristic of working life. And for anyone who’s not independently wealthy, uncertainty about work means uncertainty about everything.
It’s been over a generation since we were told about the end of the job for life. Now people are uncertain about whether they’ll have a job at all, whether they’ll get a pension at the end of their working lives, and whether their kids will grow up – as every parent wants – to be healthier, wealthier and wiser than them.”