Zero hour contracts are ‘tip of the iceberg’ of damaging shift work, say researchers – University of Cambridge

Reporting on new research from the University of Cambridge, this article suggests that zero hour contracts and other modes of flexible working are abused by managers, and are leading to insecurity, anxiety and stress.

Whereas flexible working is often heralded as helping employees, the report’s authors argue it is being subverted to suit employers and is causing suffering to many workers who need to be available at short notice while often not working enough hours to earn a living wage.

They suggest that employees should be granted the statutory right to work additional core hours and have a say in the scheduling of their hours.

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