CIVIL Service union PCS leader Mark Serwotka called yesterday for an end to zero-hours contracts as a study revealed that one-third of public-sector workers are surviving on fluctuating income.
A survey of over 10,000 civil servants and council workers found that 45 per cent are...
Thursday 25th May 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
UNIONS have angrily condemned proposals to give workers on zero-hours contracts the right to “request” fixed hours.
In a submission to a government-commissioned review of working practices, bosses’ club the CBI says such a “right” should be introduced on...
Wednesday 24th May 2017
JEREMY IRONS has backed demands to end zero-hours contracts at a top university — but urged striking security guards to “be reasonable.”
The actor, known for roles in Brideshead Revisited and The Lion King, was speaking at a University of London event on Tuesday night...
Thursday 18th May 2017
TUC hits out of failure of Tory government to regulate sector
Friday 12th May 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
RUTHLESS bosses are conning workers on zero-hours contracts into believing they have no right to a holiday.
A study by the charity Citizens Advice found yesterday that some employers were deliberately flouting the law and exploiting workers’ confusion around the issue.
Tuesday 9th May 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
Food delivery giant lobbies MPs for low pay
Thursday 30th Mar 2017
SUPPORT staff at Watford General Hospital in London voted overwhelmingly yesterday in favour of strike action against appalling conditions including zero-hours contracts and low pay.
The 300 workers are employed as cleaners, domestics and porters by health privateer Medirest, one of...
BEN UPTON reports on the cycle couriers using mobile technology to organise workers
Monday 20th Mar 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
Number on hated zero-hours contracts shoots up by 13% in past year
Thursday 16th Mar 2017
Labour demands we follow New Zealand’s lead and outlaw hated super-exploitative practice
Saturday 4th Mar 2017
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain