1 thought on “Zero-hours contracts mean far worse than ‘no guaranteed hours’

  1. Peachy

    I had a lovely friend who worked a zero hour contract and every hour she was given, for a well known store not mentioned in any coverage so far and that I think is now under new owners. The biggest issue seemed to b the lack of tie up with benefits support in weeks where she was offered little or no work- a reapplication could take weeks, and sometimes I would end up helping feed her and her child from my freezer and I am not exactly well off. Saddest thing was that in the end she decided to hand custody of her son to his father who lives abroad as it was impossible to keeep rent going, and she now sees him twice a year if that. Terrible. They go on about ‘the workers’ and then allow them to have their lives ruined this way.

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