The rise of zero hours contracts in the workplace is the latest attack on workers’ rights and dignity. The UniteYou community has been instrumental in helping Unite lead the fight against these contracts – research with the community alerted us to the fact that up to 5 million people across he UK are on zero hours contracts.
Zero hours contracts mean workers have no guaranteed weekly hours or income. Employers use them to cut wages, avoid holiday pay, pensions, and other benefits enjoyed by employees and agency staff. Workers are unable to take on other work, as they are obliged to be available for work at the whim of the employer.
With the high level of insecurity comes the risk of bullying, harassment and stress. It’s time to end the exploitation - click now.