Thursday, 19 December 2013

Government desperately short of solutions to curb use of zero-hours contracts

Commenting on the announcement today (Thursday) that the government is launching a consultation on changes to zero-hours contracts, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
 “The growth of zero-hours contracts is one of the reasons why so many hard-working people are fearful for their jobs and struggling to make ends meet, in spite of the recovery.
 “But while the government has identified some of the problems faced by those with zero job security, it’s desperately short on solutions to curb the use of these contracts.
 “Through the consultation, the TUC and unions will propose tougher action in order to tackle abuse of zero-hours contracts, which can leave people not knowing how much they’ll be earning from one week to the next.”

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