Zeroing in on zero hours contracts

Zeroing in on disgusting zero hour contracts.. All is not what it says on the tin. We must take a stand against zero hour contracts for obvious reasons.

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“Please don’t write about this on your blog mum”, my son had begged me.

So to protect him and the company he slaves   works for, both will remain nameless.

Here is the definition of zero hours contracts from ACAS:

Zero hours contracts

Key points:

  • Zero hours contracts normally mean there is no obligation for employers to offer work, or for workers to accept it.
  • Most zero hours contracts will give staff ‘worker’ employment status.
  • Zero hours workers have the same employment rights as regular workers, although they may have breaks in their contracts, which affect rights that accrue over time.
  • Zero hours workers are entitled to annual leave, the National Minimum Wageand pay for work-related travel in the same way as regular workers.

What are they?

A zero hours contract is generally understood to be a contract between an employer and a worker where:

  • the employer is…

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