United Kingdom - Zero hours contracts hit record high - March 31, 2017
One constant trend on the labour market has been the continued rise of zero-hours contracts (ZHCs). Movements in the number of ZHCs became a fixture of labour market analysis since 2013 and a worry for those concerned about the quality of work. The Resolution Foundation has analysed the latest Labour Force Survey figures and reveals that the number of people on ZHCs has risen to a new high of 910,000. That’s a jump of more than 100,000 since the final three months of 2015 – an increase of 13% – and 30% higher than in Q4 2014. If that rapid growth is maintained, reaching the 1 million markers soon appears inevitable.
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