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Rise in zero-hours jobs for single parents ‘risks causing child poverty’

Growth of unsuitable self-employment blamed for half of single parent homes being poor.

Government urged to ban the scourge of zero-hours contracts

TUC says insecure work allows employers to treat some workers like "second class citizens", many of whom struggle to "budget for their weekly shop".

UK businesses ‘addicted’ to zero-hours contracts, says Unite

Figures from the Office for National Statistics show there were 1.4 million workers on zero-hours contracts in May 2017.

Zero-hours contracts on the decline in Scotland – but rise by 101,000 across UK

SNP back calls for zero-hours contracts to be banned, and demand full devolution of employment and equalities laws.

Zero-hours contracts are ‘bad for your health’, says study

Young people on zero-hours contracts are less likely to be in good health and more likely to suffer mental health problems.

Number of UK workers on zero-hours contracts at ‘record high’

Zero-hours jobs data published by the Office for National Statistics overshadows rising employment and falling unemployment.

Zero-hours contracts used to ‘hold down wages’, says think tank

Zero-hours contract workers face a ‘precarious pay penalty’ of £1,000 a year, new analysis suggests.

Shock 21% rise in zero-hours contracts sparks calls for immediate ban

Unite says UK Government should follow the example set by New Zealand and outlaw zero hours contracts.

Number Of Workers On Zero-Hours Contracts Up By 19%

Office for National Statistics says number of people reporting that they work on contracts with no minimum hours has risen to 744,000.

Tories’ Zero-Hours Exclusivity Ban ‘Is A Joke’, Says Unite

Banning zero-hours exclusivity clauses "does nothing to turn an insecure job into a better one", says Unite.

Zero-Hours Contracts Just The Tip Of The Iceberg For Low-Paid Jobs, Says TUC

A new report from the TUC shows that 820,000 workers are trapped on low-paid 'short-hours' contracts.

Solution To Zero-Hours Contracts Is To Rebrand Them, Says Iain Duncan Smith

Zero-hours contracts should be rebranded as “flexible-hours contracts”, Iain Duncan Smith, the Conservative work and pensions secretary, has said.

Workers On Zero-Hours Contracts To Get Regular Contracts After 3 Months

Ed Miliband plans to give employees legal right to a regular contract after 12 weeks’ continuous work but critics say employers will sack staff before deadline.

Nearly 700,000 On ‘Exploitative’ Zero-Hours Contracts

On average, people on zero-hours contracts work under 25 hours a week and earn £300 less than workers on more permanent contracts.

Sports Direct Forced To Agree Major Changes For Zero-Hours Staff

Former employee Zahera Gabriel-Abraham brought a legal challenge against Sports Direct, aimed at securing better working rights for its 20,000 strong workforce.

Government To Ban ‘Exclusivity’ Clauses In Zero-Hours Contracts

The coalition government is to unveil plans to ban 'exclusivity' clauses in zero-hours contracts, the Business Secretary Vince Cable has revealed.

Leading Law Firm Slams ‘Exploitative’ Zero-Hours Contracts

Leading law firm, Thompson Solicitors, has slammed 'exploitative' zero-hour contracts and the coalition government's “sham” consultation exercise

Child poverty to hit new record high unless Tories end cuts, report warns

Poor wage growth and benefit cuts to push a further one million children into poverty by the end of this parliament.

Labour pledge £2,600 per year pay rise for Britain’s low-paid

Jeremy Corbyn says a "perfect storm" of low pay, insecurity and working poverty is causing "terrible stress" for millions of families.

Universal Credit at risk of collapse if problems aren’t fixed ahead of mass roll-out

Public support in the new benefits system "risks taking another battering" if DWP ministers fail to learn from their mistakes.

Tories ‘turning a blind eye to Britain’s living standards crisis’

Despite the growth in employment, average weekly earnings remain lower than they were before the economic crisis.

One in nine UK workers are in insecure jobs, says TUC

Call to end the scourge of zero-hours contracts and 'bogus employment'.

Hammond’s ‘no unemployed’ gaffe fuels belief that Tories don’t care

The chancellor’s untimely slip carried echoes of Lamont’s remark that people out of work was a price worth paying.

SNP call for worker’s rights to be redefined to protect people in insecure jobs

Party says worker's rights should be 'front and centre' of political debate due to the 'rapidly changing world of work'

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