Ireland - Union wants an end to insecure work - November 30, 2017

Retail workers trade union Mandate has initiated a petition campaign to make an end to insecure work. The union launched the ‘Secure Hours – Better Future’ charter which would end zero hours and ‘If and When’ contracts. Mandate said that tens of thousands of workers have no security over their income and do not know from week to week what hours they will be working. Two authors of the University of Limerick Report ‘A Study on the Prevalence of Zero Hours Contracts among Irish Employers and their Impact on Employees’ addressed the launch of the charter that also asks for an improvement of the calculation systematic of working hours and a decent ‘band of hours’ into which a worker is placed.

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