Post by givingitsomethought on Oct 26, 2019 12:08:07 GMT
It's appalling, just more and more people being forced into working for less one way or another. A friend of mine was made redundant recently and the staff that stayed on are doing the same amount of work, but with fewer people, so they're all working harder for the same money, plus the pension contribution has been reduced so effectively it's a pay cut in the longer term. It's not always possible to just get another job either. Terrible situation for all of them.
A lot of people have no choice, the companies will only 'employ' you on a self employed basis so they can avoid all the employers obligations. People like parcel delivery, couriers etc only work for one company so they are not legally self employed it's just an evasion tactic to deny them their rights
I remember when a friend's son said he was on a zero hours contract and explained it to me. I honestly thought it couldn't be legal to be contracted to work no hours at all.
My step grandson worked for Toys r Us for 18 months at the one on Purley Way Croydon and he wasn't even on a zero hours contract. He was on 'no contract' if there is such a thing. He was a day temp. My brother in law works as a van driverfor a car parts motor factors on almost exactly the same deal. He has been doing it for about a year. There is a lot of jobs like that now
I thought it was illegal to have somebody work directly for you without giving them a contract. Even if it's zero hours, there must be a contract. Not sure what agencies do or are allowed to do, I haven't worked for an agency.