Tag: Zero-hours contracts
Growth of unsuitable self-employment blamed for half of single parent homes being poor.
TUC says insecure work allows employers to treat some workers like "second class citizens", many of whom struggle to "budget for their weekly shop".
Party says worker's rights should be 'front and centre' of political debate due to the 'rapidly changing world of work'
Figures from the Office for National Statistics show there were 1.4 million workers on zero-hours contracts in May 2017.
Staff in Cambridge and Crayford branches to protest over low wages and zero-hours contracts in action backed by Corbyn.
SNP back calls for zero-hours contracts to be banned, and demand full devolution of employment and equalities laws.
Young people on zero-hours contracts are less likely to be in good health and more likely to suffer mental health problems.
Black, Asian and minority ethnic workers are over a third more likely than white workers to be in insecure employment, TUC study shows.
TUC study reveals the UK has seen significant growth in insecure forms of employment compared to other EU countries.
Zero-hours jobs data published by the Office for National Statistics overshadows rising employment and falling unemployment.
Employers using zero-hours contracts and low-paid self-employment to escape paying tax and national insurance, TUC report warns.
The number of workers trapped in insecure jobs has rocketed by a shocking 660,000 over the past five years, according to study.
Zero-hours contract workers face a ‘precarious pay penalty’ of £1,000 a year, new analysis suggests.
Unite says UK Government should follow the example set by New Zealand and outlaw zero hours contracts.
Two in three zero hour contract workers over 25 have been on one for more than a year, research shows.
Policies include scrapping Department for Work and Pensions, ending public-sector pay freeze and boosting spending on NHS.
Insecure employment can leave many people struggling to manage household finances or plan for the future, say Citizens Advice.
The number of people who contacted Citizens Advice for help with pay and entitlements issues against employers rose by 4% to 67,000 in 2015.
ONS figures show a 104,000 rise in the number of people who say a zero hours contract is their main job.
Office for National Statistics says number of people reporting that they work on contracts with no minimum hours has risen to 744,000.
Banning zero-hours exclusivity clauses "does nothing to turn an insecure job into a better one", says Unite.
A new report from the TUC shows that 820,000 workers are trapped on low-paid 'short-hours' contracts.
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