United Kingdom -Strong increase in zero hours contracts -September 04, 2015

Data from the Office for National Statistics reveal that the number of workers on zero-hours contracts has risen to 744,000 (an increase with 19% in one year). The ONS also found that 40% of those on such contracts wanted to work more hours than they were offered, suggesting that seven years after the financial crash many employers are still operating below their capacity. Research has shown that workers on zero-hours contracts earn less per hour than staff in similar roles and are denied benefits such as sick pay.

English: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/sep/02/number-of-workers …   

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/lmac/contracts-with-no-guaranteed-hours … 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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