Is work working?
This is the question we’re asking ourselves right now and the title of our new collaborative project we’re launching, following feedback from all of you.
The number of people in insecure work in the UK has risen steadily over the past decade with the growth of zero-hours contracts, an expanding gig economy and changes to the wider labour market. Those numbers are now set to rise significantly as the economic fallout of coronavirus forces many out of their previously stable jobs.
These issues have been of growing concern for many of you in this network following our work on homelessness and housing — that's why we are launching this initiative.
We’re kicking off with an open call to hear from anyone who wants to tell their story. You don’t have to be a journalist, just have an idea that you think we could investigate together. We’re partnering with The Daily Mirror to get the word out and host a series of online events and workshops, to support people to come up with ideas and develop them into a wide-scale investigation.
We hope this project will amplify the voices of those in insecure work who are living through the pandemic and seeing first-hand the urgent need to make that change happen. We’re looking for a wide range of collaborators and partners and hope that you join us.
Join the project:
👉 Read our blog for full details on the project
👉 Join our #jobs group chat in Slack to share stories and leads with other collaborators
👉 Sign up and get involved! We'll invite you to events - including our Open Newsroom on 4 December - and invite you to share your own stories and take part in our wider reporting on insecure work