UNISON welcomes better health and safety protection for zero-hours workers

High Court rules that zero-hours workers should have the same protection as others

Sodexo threatens sweeping redundancies at City University  

UNISON will strongly resist Sodexo’s attempt to put workers out of a job

University agrees pay for zero-hours staff

Union welcomes move by City, University of London, to protect incomes of outsourced catering staff

Sick, taking temperature holding tissue

Sick pay move welcome, but government must do more, says UNISON

Many low paid workers won’t benefit from rule change

conference delegates voting

The dread and pain of zero-hours contracts

Conference hears government claims of record employment disguise continuing attacks on secure, properly paid jobs in the name of private profit

Zero-hours contracts give the upper hand to unscrupulous employers, says UNISON

Responding to Office of National Statistics figures published today (Wednesday) that show that the number of workers on zero-hours contracts has increased to 905,000, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Zero-hours contracts are everywhere in social care. They give the upper hand to unscrupulous employers and silence employees who fear they’ll lose hours if they […]

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Caseworker Mitsy Harmon-Russell

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