September’s TUC conference fixed the spotlight on zero-hours contracts. In the UK, around one million workers are employed on such contracts under which they remain ‘on call’ but with no guaranteed work. At the TUC conference, the Labour party outlined proposals to outlaw such contracts in their current form, notably to give anyone working for a single employer for more than 12 weeks on a zero-hours contract the automatic right to a full-time contract based on the average time worked over that period…
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