According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics, over a million British workers are on zero-hours contracts. In an age where the poorest and most vulnerable in our society are already struggling with uncertainty, this situation is scandalous.
Everyone employed on a zero hours contract is entitled to statutory employment rights. Any individual on a zero hours contract who is a ‘worker’ will be entitled to at least the National Minimum Wage, paid annual leave, rest breaks and protection from discrimination. These contracts should be abolished. However you still have rights and by joining our union we can push for their abolishment.