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INCREASED WORKLOAD FOR SOCIAL SERVICES STAFF

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Britain is plagued by the insecurity of casual work in the flexible labour market, in comparison to the return of h...
Britain is plagued by the insecurity of casual work in the flexible labour market, in comparison to the return of higher house prices, increased stock market volume and higher disposable incomes, The Guardian reports in a 'tale of two Britains' feature (p2).

Social services departments whose staff, like many public sector workers, have wages pegged below inflation, report an increased workload as they counsel more people at the sharp end of the market.

The annual salaries of City of York Council social services workers, from senior management to welfare assistants, are compared to the wages at a merchant bank, from chairman to graduate pay. Care managers and social workers are paid£22-25,000, compared to junior traders who are paid£80,000 plus bonuses, for example.
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