Zero-hours workers 'paid less'

Employees on zero-hours contracts are making £6 less per hour than their permanent colleagues, research from an independent think tank has revealed.

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TUC: Use of zero-hours contracts 'concerning'

The boom in zero-hours contracts used by major companies is "concerning" said TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady.

It's hugely concerning that zero hours contracts are becoming such a prominent feature of the labour market.

Workers on zero hours contracts are completely at the whim of their boss, who can reduce their income to nothing without warning or reason.

The Government must act to stamp out abuses of workers on zero hours contracts, before the low-pay and insecurity that they bring starts becoming the norm for new jobs.

– TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady

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