A study on zero hours contracts and the prevalance of ‘If and When (needed)’ contracts.
The key factors driving the use of the latter include:
1) Increasing levels of work during non-standard hours
2) A requirement for flexibility in demand-led services
3) The absence of an accessible, affordable childcare system
4) Current employment legislation
5) The particular resourcing models of education and health services.
Employer organisations argue that If and When hours and low hours suit employees. Such arrangements, it is claimed, especially suit students, older workers and women with caring responsibilities…
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