“Unions slam Devon companies after rising number of temporary jobs leave thousands without job security”

“… Across the UK, the percentage of workers on a non-permanent contract has stayed relatively stable at around 5% over the last decade – although that still leaves 1.6 million people affected nationally.

Meanwhile, Exeter also has a particularly high proportion of temporary workers, with nearly 8% of working adults in this position – an estimated 5,400 people.

Elsewhere in Devon, the figure was also higher than average – in both Torridge and Plymouth, for example, 7% of workers are temporary, while in Torbay 6% are.

A further 5% of workers in South Hams are non-permanent, while east and north Devon both have the lowest proportion in our area, with 4% in this position. …”