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To: UK Parliament

Ban unpaid trial shifts

We demand a blanket ban on unpaid trial shifts being used to exploit job applicants

Why is this important?

People who are desperate for work take these shifts and can work for up to 40 hours, before being let go. Far too many employers have made potential employees do a full day “trial shift”.

Not paying workers is wage theft. Everybody deserves a fair day’s pay for an honest day’s work.

The current laws allow companies to invite prospective employees to do trial shifts that may, or may not, lead to a job offer. This practice is spreading and something must be done.


Reasons for signing

  • People are desperate for work, you can get through a town of people staffing for free for a shift and not pay any of them for a second...we call that slavery and exploitation. If you can’t pay someone for segments of their life then they do not value someone’s life at all. The price paid in wages is how much an employer values your life, cut up into the hours. Wage slavery is set out from the onset, but without wages it’s just slavery.
  • Slave labour
  • This is just so wrong. Slavery by the back door!


2019-06-02 09:32:01 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-05-31 11:56:07 +0100

500 signatures reached

2019-05-22 19:33:40 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-05-21 16:40:04 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-05-21 06:41:44 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-05-20 19:22:08 +0100

10 signatures reached