Your hours of work are not predetermined and will be notified to you on a weekly basis as soon as is reasonably practicable in advance by your store manager. Subway workers are also required, as a condition of employment, to waive their rights to limit their workweek to 48 hours.
The Workplace Employment Relations Survey conducted by the government of the UK in 2004 and 2011 shows that the proportion of workplaces that have some employees on zero -hours contracts has increased from 4% in 2004 to 8% in 2011. The survey found that larger companies are more likely to use zero -hours contracts.
They may suit some people such as retirees and students who want occasional earnings and are able to be entirely flexible about when they work. Trade union groups and others have raised concerns about the possibility of exploitation and the use of such contracts by management as a tool to reward or reprimand employees for any reason, meaningful or trivial.
Vince Cable, business secretary of the government, is considering closer regulation of the contracts but has ruled out a ban. Labor MPs Alison McGovern and Andy Sanford have campaigned to ban or better regulate the practice.
However, Cineworld, another leading cinema chain that also owns Picture house, has come under scrutiny for continuing to use the contract format, with the Ritzy living wage protests at London's Ritzy Cinema especially prominent. The Institute of Directors, a chartered organization of British business leaders, has defended the contracts as providing a flexible labor market, citing the lack of flexibility in Italy and Spain.
“More than 900,000 UK workers now on zero -hours contracts”. “ Zero hours” contracts and the flexible labor market”.
Zero -hours contracts: 5.5 m Britons “are on deals offering little guaranteed work”: Unite survey finds 22% of workers employed by private firms are on contracts promising less than three hours a week”. The government's refusal to address the growing scandal of zero -hours contracts is creating a sub-class of insecure and low-paid employment.
“Pressure mounts on Sports Direct over zero -hours contracts: Unite demands meeting with company founder Mike Ashley over contracts that do not provide workers with set hours”. Zero -hours contract figures were wrong, ONS admits”.
“McDonald's offer staff the chance to get off zero -hours contracts”. “Burger King and Domino's Pizza also using zero -hours contracts: British Retail Consortium calls on employers to act responsibly amid revelations about fast food chain workers”.
^ Neville, Simon; Matthew Taylor; Phillip Unman (30 July 2013). “Buckingham Palace uses zero -hours contracts for summer staff: The 350 part-time workers deployed during summer opening of the royal family's London residence have no guaranteed work”.
“Carbon and Every man cinema staff on zero -hours contracts”. “Cineworld boss pledges to continue with zero -hours contracts”.
The CBI says that labor market flexibility, including zero -hours contracts, supported job creation during the recent post-recession recovery. “Economic Outlook: Turn sharp left for the 1970s and Corbynomics”.
“Every man cinema chain is next to drop zero -hours contracts”. “Ritzy cinema living wage strike disrupts BFI London film festival”.
^ Archived 16 August 2014 at the Payback Machine ^ “Kiwis tied to zero hour contracts speak out”. ^ “Restaurant Brands says no to zero hour contracts”.
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