Tuesday, 6 October 2015
ZERO HOUR CONTRACTS NEED TO GO
I am often contacted by Oscott residents who are forced to take on work which only offers Zero hour Contracts.
These contracts offer little or no security for those on them and many feel they are being forced to take this type of work by government rules on unemployment. Those on these contracts are at the whim of employers when it comes to what hours they are working and have few if any rights other workers in this day and age expect
There may be some advantage to some in the community such as students and those who have retired (in some cases) but surely in this day and age all workers should have far better rights. Zero Hour Contracts need to be phased out and I am happy to the support the campaign to do this.
I was pleased to find out following requesting information that the Birmingham City Council do not employ anyone on Zero Hour Contracts and are trying to dissuade others from doing so.