One in 19 white workers in the UK are on zero-hours or temporary work contracts.

The Figure for ethnic minority employees is one in 13, according to the Trade Union Congress (TUC) report, which uses figures from the government’s Labour Force Survey.

The report stated discrimination in the labour market was putting them under significant financial strain.

The report was released at the onset of the TUC’s annual black workers’ conference.

According to TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady, far too many BME employees are stuck in low-paid, insecure and temporary work, having a massive effect on their living standards and life chances.

This Problem is not simply going to disappear over time. O’Grady advocates a co-ordinated strategy led by authorities to face inequality and racism in the labour market – and broader society.

The TUC is calling for the authorities to prohibit zero-hours contracts and supply all employees guaranteed hours.

Additionally, it needs legislation to bring in compulsory ethnicity pay gap coverage for all businesses with over 50 employees.

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