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To: Theresa May

Ban zero-hours contracts

We need an outright ban on zero-hours contracts.

Too many workers are being denied job security and can miss out on sick pay. Insecure work is out of control.

Why is this important?

Every worker should have the right to a contract that guarantees the hours they work and the conditions they need for a decent working life.

Too often zero-hours contracts are being used to exploit workers. Hours are never guaranteed, making financial planning impossible and anxiety inevitable.

Workers' on zero-hours contracts are denied sick and holiday pay. If something goes wrong, there is no safety net.

And there needs to be action to reduce other forms of insecure work that makes workers' lives a misery.

And zero-hours contracts are only one part of the problem of insecure work in the UK. From bogus self-employment to underpaying agency workers, TUC research shows that 1 in 9 workers – at least 3.8 million – are now trapped in some form of insecure work.

If ministers are serious about building a country that works for everyone, they must act now to ensure every worker gets fair pay, decent rights and a voice at work.


Reasons for signing

  • Ask yourself if you would work it. If not please sign.
  • Job insecurity is a real problem and its affecting people's ability to provide financially for themselves and their family....and this in turn affects mental health...Mental health problems are on the rise in the workforce and in the society, and the govt has to address it by looking at root cause of it...and zero hours contracts is a factor in people's ability to survive financially.
  • They tried this in New Zealand; we stopped the worst part of the crime of zero-hours, but the previous national govt were still trying to turn NZ into a slave state. We have a new Labour Govt. now that is intending to improve our wages and conditions. The British people should not stand for this greed from the wealthy in UK or from what I call a criminal act by anyone to stop fair pay for a fair day's work. Good luck TUC.

Updates

2019-02-13 08:45:01 +0000

10,000 signatures reached