Are zero hour contracts creating ‘disposable labour’?
__ The number of people on zero-hour contracts has increased by1 3% over the past year reaching a record 905,000, according to new figures released by the Office for National Statistics. Some workers actually prefer the flexibility of a zero hour contract but The Resolution Foundation says that overall workers on… Continue reading
One-fifth of zero-hours employees don’t know when they can work
__ Pay closer attention to wellbeing impact of last-minute shift changes, employers urged Contracted staff can have just two days’ notice of shift changes, new research by Citizens Advice has revealed. Nearly 20 per cent of UK employers admitted that workers on zero-hours contracts are given just 48 hours’ notice of shifts starting, changing… Continue reading