More than two in five (42%) low-paid parents have reported getting fewer hours, worse shifts and in some cases losing their jobs after asking for family-friendly working patterns, according to a report from the Trades Union Congress
(TUC). Almost half (47%) also reported that they are struggling to manage work and childcare.
The TUC surveyed more than 1,000 low-paid parents as part of its campaign for better jobs for mums and dads. The TUC is calling for all workers to have the right to be notified of their shifts one month in advance. That will mean working parents can plan childcare commitments and do their jobs.