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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.