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Unstable employment

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 13th March 2020.

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Photo of Shaun Bailey Shaun Bailey Conservative

Recent research showed that young ethnic minority workers are more likely to be in unstable employment. What specific action are you taking to address this problem for young Londoners?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Through the Good Work Standard, we are encouraging employers to improve working practices for all Londoners by investing in training and adopting the London Living Wage.

My Skills for Londoners Strategy aims to empower all Londoners to access the education and skills to participate in society and progress in education and work. To do this, we have made significant changes to the Adult Education Budget, to increase access to training for low-paid Londoners and improve outcomes in English and maths.

We have introduced targeted ESF programmes, which support the pay and progression of disadvantaged Londoners in the workplace.

The Mayor’s Construction Academy and Digital Talent Programme are specifically supporting more young people from BAME backgrounds to access the skills they need to progress in work, and the Workforce Integration Network is supporting young black men aged 16 to 24 into living wage employment, with an initial focus on the construction and digital sectors.