PM BACKS ZERO HOURS Theresa May refuses to ban zero-hours contracts because workers like how ‘flexible’ they are : Sun.

The Prime Minister was speaking at the launch of a report on the world of work.

THERESA MAY today ruled out a ban on zero-hours contracts – saying that the controversial deals can be better for workers.

The Prime Minister is pledging to improve protection for the self-employed and people in unstable employment.

Theresa May at the Taylor report launch

Theresa May has ruled out a ban on zero-hours contracts

But she rejected calls by Labour to outlaw contracts which do not offer guaranteed hours.

Speaking at the launch of a new report on workers’ rights by former Blair aide Matthew Taylor, she said such a move could end up hurting workers.

The PM said: “Matthew’s report is clear that many people value the flexibility that zero-hours contracts offer them, and that banning such contracts would harm more people than it would help.”

She added: “It’s important that we continue to ensure that employers do not use these contracts to exploit people.”

Mr Taylor confirmed this morning that he believed workers should be allowed to sign up to zero-hours contracts if they want.

He said: “It’s clear that many people who work zero hours choose to work in that way, it suits them.

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  1. My god…someone who reads the Sun…gets it..!!


    useful only to “a despot running a minimum-wage, don’t-give-a-****-about-your-employees environment” Those are the words of Iceland boss Michael Walker. Shame other big bosses and companies do not think the same.
    I know of a fella, who was delivering parcels for a paltry £3.30 an hour, doing a 45 hour week. He had to sign a contract that declared him as self employed, thus being able to be exploited by this company. Disgusting way to treat people. Yet May thinks practices like these are acceptable under her Government in the 21st century.
    I never thought I would say it. But I am voting for Corbyn next time round. The tories have to go. They are yesterdays news. The way they treat the normal man and woman of this country is shameful. May out.


  2. How can people want zero hours contracts?

    Who would want insecure work, where they don’t know from one week to the next what their wages will be?

    How do they budget to pay rent, buy food and pay bills?

    Theresa May is a shameless liar!


  3. People are actually phoning into LBC radio (the other night) and saying (claiming) they like zero hours contracts, because it meets their needs etc etc.

    I suspect they’re Tory punters deliberately spreading lies and disinformation.


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