Continued presence of zero hours contracts suggests they might be a permanent feature of labour market

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Work & Security

  Policy action needed to prevent them becoming standard form of employment in low-paid sectors The continued use of zero-hours contracts (ZHCs) over the recent period of strong employment recovery suggests they may remain a permanent feature of the labour market rather than a temporary reaction to the downturn, the Resolution Foundation said today (Wednesday) in … Continued

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Growth of zero-hours contracts during recovery shows they are more than just a recession-related phenomenon

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Wages & Income

The increased use of zero-hours contracts (ZHCs) last year – even as the labour market recovered – suggests they are more than just a recession-related phenomenon and are likely to remain an ongoing feature of the labour market, the Resolution Foundation said today (Wednesday) in response to new figures published by the ONS. The ONS … Continued

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New study shows significant numbers of zero-hours staff want more work

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Workers on zero-hours contracts are much more likely to be underemployed, to be looking for another job, and to be without union membership than staff on conventional contracts, shows new analysis published today by the Resolution Foundation, an independent think-tank. The research shows that almost three in 10 of all those on zero-hours contracts (29 … Continued

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Workers should get the right to move off zero-hours contracts after a year

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Workers who have been on a zero-hours contract for at least 12 months should be given the legal right to switch to a fixed hours contract if they’ve worked regular shifts during that time, recommends a new report into the controversial employment practice. The report from independent think tank the Resolution Foundation is the first … Continued

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Zero hours contracts see workers earn 40 per cent less finds new report

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A new study shows that people employed on zero-hours contracts – which do not guarantee any hours of work – are paid less than those working set hours. The study shows that zero-hours workers earn on average £9 an hour (gross) compared to £15 an hour for those with more conventional contracts. Among graduates, the … Continued

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