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

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  1. Re branding garbage Taking zero contracts on willingly garbage. These contracts ar enforced upon people with the threat of sanctions. Mr Duncan Smith will be unemployed on May the 8th So will he become a feckless shirker on a zero hour contract ? That would be a minor portion of what he deserves.

  2. Of course the people on these contracts want them. Because Smith and his DWP have deliberately subverted the social security system to make the situation for unemployed people so bad they are desperate for anything that might offer them an alternative. It is what he calls “making work pay” which itself seems like a re-branding of “exploiting an ever more desperate work-force”.

    These contracts are like a throw back to the days when workers used to have to line up at the gates every morning and the foreman would pick out as many as he needed for the day’s work. The conservatives are taking us back to practices Britain as a country used to pride itself that we had ended.

  3. I know of people who go into work,only to be told to go home, on these contracts. also they have to be available for work through out the week,

    • Happend to me my boss could have text or phoned me to say I wasn’t needed..but no I had to take a bus and a train only to be told he didn’t need me because he was over staffed..I lost three days pay that week but still had to find the money for all my bills plus the bedroom tax plus money to get to and from work should I be called in..zero hours suits students or semi retired..but not most people..

  4. If IDS thinks working 25 hours a week is a good life/work balance, why is it Universal Credit will sanction people who work part-time and aren’t permanently looking for full-time work?

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