31 Mar '16, 2pm

Why saving steel is about valuing good jobs

Why saving steel is about valuing good jobs

Why saving steel is about valuing good jobs Photo credit: svacher March 31, 2016 // By: Juliet Michaelson There are two important but contrasting stories about jobs in Wales making headlines at the moment. One is a good news story: the Welsh Government is going to adopt a national indicator measuring ‘good jobs’ – including job security and levels of pay as well as numbers of jobs – that will push policy towards a focus on job quality not just quantity. The other is potentially devastating: the possible closure of the Port Talbot steel plant, with the loss of at least 5,500 jobs – something which the government should be doing something about . But how do these stories relate to each other? What would policy-makers do if they were focused, as we have advocated, on a Good Jobs indicator as a headline measure of national success? While we can’t know for certain, there are so...

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