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Post by Syl on Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:19 pm

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The latest unemployment figures are due to be released today, as more and more companies are offering zero hour contracts instead of regular work that many need, the figures will be manipulated to look a lot better than they are.

Apart from helping the government cover up their inadequacies, they allow employers to get out of their responsibilities to, thus denying the employee the rights he would be entitled to if he was working in a full time, even a part time job.

Isn't it time this 'scam' was outlawed in the UK as it is in many other countries?

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Post by HoratioTarr on Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:41 pm

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No, it's not.   I've worked as  a temp.   Temp agencies seek out the work for you.   If one job  falls through, they'll find you another usually on the same day.   You are rarely out of work.   Also, often temp jobs lead to permanent work.  A temp agency works in both your interests and their own.  Also you can work for more than one agency and they don't take umbrage if you can't do a job for them because you're currently working somewhere else.  


Yes, they get the work for you, but there's no guarantee that they can get you work.

That's why you'd be with more than one agency. I was never out of work when I temped.
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Post by Raggamuffin on Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:56 pm

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Yes, they get the work for you, but there's no guarantee that they can get you work.

That's why you'd be with more than one agency.  I was never out of work when I temped.

There's still no guarantee that you can get work. I wasn't that bothered tbh. What is stopping people having more than one zero-hours contract?

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Post by HoratioTarr on Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:17 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:
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That's why you'd be with more than one agency.  I was never out of work when I temped.

There's still no guarantee that you can get work. I wasn't that bothered tbh. What is stopping people having more than one zero-hours contract?

Nothing so far as I know. But an agency will have hundreds of people on their books. A zero hour employer won't. It wouldn't be feasible. So how are they going to guarantee that they'll have someone on call? Make them be on call.
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