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Zero Hours Contract Workers Scared To Job Hunt

May 12, 2014

Employees on zero hours schemes are too afraid to search for a new job and feel excluded from the sense of security other full-time workers enjoy, a study has shown.

Conciliation service Acas said it was receiving around 70 calls a week about zero hours contacts, and a feeling of “effective exclusivity” of being tied to a single employer was emerging as a major concern.

Their data showed many zero hours workers experienced “a deep sense of unfairness and mistrust”.

The Government has been consulting on the use of zero hours contracts amid calls from unions and campaign groups to have them banned.

Labour has pledged to tackle abuses of zero hours contracts if it wins the next general election.

Read: Miliband promises new zero-hours contract rights

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  1. May 12, 2014 3:17 am

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  4. May 14, 2014 11:42 am

    Reblogged this on oogenhand and commented:
    Job seeking with one eye: too good for charity, too bad for a regular job.

  5. June 27, 2014 12:30 pm

    Reblogged this on Britain Isn't Eating.

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