Crackdown on 'zero hours' contracts welcomed


ANGELA Rayner has welcomed Labour's promised crackdown on zero hours contracts.

It means employers will be forced to give workers a proper contract after just 12 weeks.

Angela Rayner said: "After David Cameron admitted he wouldn't work on a zero hours contract, I don't see why anyone else should.

"If it's not good enough for him, it's not good enough for the people of Ashton-under-Lyne."

The number of zero hours contracts have soared by a staggering 26.80% in the last year. Because of them, workers  are left at the whim of employers, without any guarantee of paid hours and forced to be at their beck and call.

Zero hours contracts leave people without any reliable income, not knowing from one day to the next how much work will be coming in, unable to plan and unable to budget.

Labour will ban exploitative zero hour contracts so that if you work regular hours you get a regular contract.

Angela said: "In our first year of government after the election, Labour will legislate for the new principle that if you are working regularly, you have a legal right to a regular contract.

“We will give working people more control of their working lives, by putting an end to exploitative zero hours contracts.

“The next Labour government will ban zero hour contracts for employees who are working regular hours. This new legal right to a regular contract will apply to workers after just 12 weeks.”

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