Number of poor workers in Catalonia up to 400,000, says union
With part-time work and job losses on the rise, CCOO warns that insecurity has become "the established model"
A major trade union warned on Thursday that the number of poor workers has risen in Catalonia in the past five years, reaching 391,400 people in 2017.
A report by the Comissions Obreres (CCOO) trade union in Catalonia said that the number of workers at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2013 stood at 335,800.
The study also says that between 2008 and 2018, some 292,000 jobs were lost, leaving 432,000 people without work, a rise of 140,000 unemployed people in those 10 years.
At 73%, the rise in the number of unemployed people was especially noted among women, with the unemployment growth rate among men reaching 29%.