2 thoughts on “Leading Law Firm Slams ‘Exploitative’ Zero-Hours Contracts

  1. jaypot2012

    I completely agree. It is a sham and to be honest, I’d say it was illegal.
    This damned excuse for a government want the unemployment figures fiddled in any way that they can and don’t care one iota what it is doing to the people of the country!

  2. J Wilson

    I agree it’s illegal, because the UK Ratified the International Covenant on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights, on the 20th May 1976. So it legally “entered into force for the United Kingdom on the 20th Aug 1976”.

    Its Article 6 contains the “right to work” including the right to “gain his living by work which he freely chooses or accepts”, with a condition place upon all States that they “will take appropriate steps to safeguard this right”.

    But no UK Government, nor any others in Capitalist States, so far as I know, have even acknowledged these rights. Indeed although the USA ‘signed the Covenants’, they haven’t ‘ratified’ this one at all.

    However, that in itself violates Article 5 of the 2 Covenants which were aimed at finalizing The International Bill of Human Rights and making it ‘legally binding throughout the world, I believe.

    Sign this petition at http://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/bill-of-rights please, if you see this and spread it on twitter and Facebook to your friends and families.

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