Make Barnsley Chronicle My Home Page Close
NewsBook signing and bake off for Barnsley author NewsFun in the sun as temperatures top 30 degrees NewsBarnsley family to appear on TV show NewsSam cooks up storm in Celebrity MasterChef NewsHundreds pay their last respects to Daniel NewsName and shame boards planned for fly tipping hot spots Proud Of BarnsleyCawthorne company nominated for Community Hero award NewsWrestling fans mourn the death of legend NewsStaff celebrate with anniversary party NewsNew company takes on museum cafe NewsBarnsley band drums up new members NewsTown centre redevelopment scheme approved NewsGraphic porn website removed after complaint NewsTraders speak out on £50m redevelopment plans NewsBarnsley DJ Stephanie Hirst makes radio return NewsHoyland's remaining butchers shut down
Share this story

MP concerned over falling wages

By Lynsey Bradford, Town Reporter Thursday 27th February 2014

DEARNE MP John Healey has expressed his concern at falling wages and the over-reliance of the jobs' market on temporary work.


While welcoming small falls in the overall unemployment figure across Yorkshire, Labour MPs have highlighted that one in three workers in Yorkshire is in part-time or temporary work.


More than a third say they're only doing temporary work because they cannot find a permanent position.


Annual wages in Barnsley have fallen by £2,000 (eight per cent) in the last three years and youth and long-ter

m unemployment continues to increase.


Mr Healey said: "We need more than a temporary fix to Yorkshire's jobs market. We need the government to do more to create permanent opportunities on decent pay."

 

The full story appeared in the Barnsley Chronicle, dated February 21.

CommentsClick here to add a comment...
There are no comments on this story yet.