Zero-hour contracts — the ongoing debate

By Katie Watkins

Zero-hour contracts have been the subject of much controversy recently. Advocates and opponents often use similar arguments to demonstrate the pros and cons of using them. It seems that, in local government, often the same councils condemn zero-hour contracts but commoditise services in ways that make it inevitable that their suppliers use them.

In light of the extensive media coverage regarding zero-hour contracts and the recent MP debate in the House of Commons over the issue, many organisations question their approach to using zero-hour contracts and many employees are reconsidering accepting employment on such terms. Zero-hours contracts are legal but it should come as no surprise that the government has recently consulted on the use of zero-hour contracts. The initial message is clear — the government will support their continued use. The consultation, which only recently closed in March 2014, sought to address a number of issues…

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