Survey finds zero-hours contracts provide flexibility for all

A survey of zero-hours contract workers by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has established that most respondents are satisfied with their employment and, when they are managed properly, zero-hours contracts provide flexibility for both workers and employers. According to the outcome of the survey, approximately one million people in the UK are employed on zero-hours contracts, and 80% of workers surveyed, stated that they are never penalised for  being unavailable for work.  However, the CIPD also discovered evidence of poor practice, as 40% of workers said they receive no notice of cancellation of work and some employers and workers were confused about employment status and rights. Therefore, the CIPD has published guidance in association with law firm Lewis Silkin to improve practice in the use of zero-hours contracts.
Read more about the survey at:
http://www.cipd.co.uk/pressoffice/press-releases/cipd-research-
zero-hours-contracts-unfairly-demonised-oversimplified-261113.aspx

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