United Kingdom -Bakers reverse zero-hour contracts decision -October 02, 2013

After a second series of one-week rolling strikes, agency workers at Hovis bakery in Wigan reversed a decision on the use of zero-hour contracts. Previously this year, the bakery cut 30 permanent positions, to hire agency staff with lower pay and fewer hours in return. After the industrial action, Hovis bakery agreed to a restrictive policy on the use of agency labour and gave 24 agency workers a permanent contract. Additionally, any agency worker at the bakery will now receive equal pay after 12 weeks of full time work.

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