Work No 774; Zero Hours Zero Rights, Zilch QOL

   Photographic Diptych


c. Michael St.Mark 2015

From early 2015; Shoreditch High St.

Street person Kevin, formerly in employment on a short term zero hours contract and renting accomodation. When his work term expired and falling behind with rent, his landlord evicted him at short notice ( 2 months ) on hearing about his zero hours work dilemma.

Indicative of the general situation UK-wide for young people and workers in general. Thatcher Tory government of the 1980s & early 90s having passed punitive legislation undermining many of the hard-gained employment rights of workers and good security of tenure of tenants in the rental sector. Present Tory government compounding, deepening and reinforcing this low wage minimal rights culture, resulting in low QOL ( Quality of Life ) insecurity and stress across the nation, while the top few % enjoy the rich pickings of maximized profit margins and a compliant plantation wage / minimal rights population; all enforced – courtesy of sucessive Tory governments – by the all too real threat and fear of brutal life out on the street.
Twin fine art Lightjet prints in diptych format, 33″ x 24″ ( including mount )
Signed edition of 20
£400 ( unframed )


archive / purchase


QOL; General well-being of individuals and society.
“Standard indicators of the quality of life include not only wealth and employment but also the built environment, physical and mental health, education, recreation and leisure time, and social belonging ” – Wikipedia


Link to related Work from March 2015; High Voltage Hovis

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