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Does anyone have a list or info about companies that use these practices. I would like to know so that I can avoid spending my money on these slave practices.

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Does anyone have a list or info about companies that use these practices. I would like to know so that I can avoid spending my money on these slave practices.

There seem to be a few a scattered names in articles, but I can't find one list, though seems 50% of large firms may do this.

This is definitely going to be the next equivalent of mis-selling, just needs a good lawyer and a class action and firms will be forced to back pay for full 20/40 hours weeks where staff have received less, but sat in the burger joint for that length of time.

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Does anyone have a list or info about companies that use these practices. I would like to know so that I can avoid spending my money on these slave practices.

Just avoid the High Street. Use the local markets, they might not pay tax but at least they're local economy.

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Even Councils employ people on Zero Hours it seems.

And your local Further Education and Adult Education colleges. These have the highest levels of casualised staff, other than catering, than any other sector in the UK.

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Does anyone have a list or info about companies that use these practices. I would like to know so that I can avoid spending my money on these slave practices.

I know of guys working for Royal Mail a couple of years ago were on saturday 1 hour contracts, and working 20-30 hours+, not sure if they still are.

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Yes, the NHS

Does anyone have a list or info about companies that use these practices. I would like to know so that I can avoid spending my money on these slave practices.

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I know of guys working for Royal Mail a couple of years ago were on saturday 1 hour contracts, and working 20-30 hours+, not sure if they still are.

RM set up their own agency called Angard to bypass new worker regulations.

Lot's of companies now have a mix of staff on FT contracts and zero hours through agencies, some own the agencies they use too.

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RM set up their own agency called Angard to bypass new worker regulations.

Lot's of companies now have a mix of staff on FT contracts and zero hours through agencies, some own the agencies they use too.

I am sure high street stores operate this system Sports direct etc

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I also would love a list.

I have stopped shopping at any of the workfare providers as far as possible and would like to add zero hours users to my list.

The problem is it seems to very invasive already as are zero hours contracts, this should be ringing alarm bells with anyone who supports these schemes or contracts. A lot of people who are in favour think it won't affect them, well I am afraid to say it is coming for you at a very rapid rate.

I had this discussion a few days ago with fellow colleagues who for some reason thought they were special enough too not be affected, when I pointed out councils are using zero hours and workfare they were shocked. Our level of work is the same as most council jobs.

Anyone that thinks any company or public sector body isn't going to jump at free or cheap slaves is kidding themselves. I include zero hours employees in this as they effectively have no employment safeguards at all, upset your employer they will just stop offering you any hours.

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RM set up their own agency called Angard to bypass new worker regulations.

Lot's of companies now have a mix of staff on FT contracts and zero hours through agencies, some own the agencies they use too.

Public sector jobs out sourced via agencies....so low pay, unknown hours, few benefits and part of the hourly amount paid goes to paying the agency. ;)

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I had this discussion a few days ago with fellow colleagues who for some reason thought they were special enough too not be affected, when I pointed out councils are using zero hours and workfare they were shocked. Our level of work is the same as most council jobs.

This reminded me of a famous poem written about the nazis by Pastor Martin Neimoller:

First they came for the Communists

And I did not speak out

Because I was not a Communist

Then they came for the Socialists

And I did not speak out

Because I was not a Socialist

Then they came for the trade unionists

And I did not speak out

Because I was not a trade unionist

Then they came for the Jews

And I did not speak out

Because I was not a Jew

Then they came for me

And there was no one left

To speak out for me - See more at: http://hmd.org.uk/resources/poetry/first-they-came-pastor-martin-niemoller#sthash.tl7WAgF9.dpuf

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I also would love a list.

I have stopped shopping at any of the workfare providers as far as possible and would like to add zero hours users to my list.

The problem is it seems to very invasive already as are zero hours contracts, this should be ringing alarm bells with anyone who supports these schemes or contracts. A lot of people who are in favour think it won't affect them, well I am afraid to say it is coming for you at a very rapid rate.

I had this discussion a few days ago with fellow colleagues who for some reason thought they were special enough too not be affected, when I pointed out councils are using zero hours and workfare they were shocked. Our level of work is the same as most council jobs.

Anyone that thinks any company or public sector body isn't going to jump at free or cheap slaves is kidding themselves. I include zero hours employees in this as they effectively have no employment safeguards at all, upset your employer they will just stop offering you any hours.

I'm thinking workfare is a better option to Zero hours now- more job security, less hassle and roughly similar lifestyles. The 'threat' of workfare might start to look quite appealing to many people in the future.

Also if I am working for my dole then the stigma is gone- what I get I work for- so why would I take on all the risk of being employed as a zero hours worker when I can achieve much the same standard of living on workfare with 100% job security and no worries?

In transferring all of the risks of employment onto the employee the idiots in charge have simply made a life on welfare more attractive.

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Zero hours are not quite the clear-cut case of 'evil employers' as you may believe.

I work in Care - an industry where zero hours contracts are basically everywhere. The reason for this is that by far the largest purchaser of care (Local Authority aka LA) now operate a 'zero hours' contract to purchase from care providers. This migration from 'block' purchases which used to allow my employer to use 'block hours' employment contracts has happened over the last couple of years. In essense, if the LA decides for whatever reason to not buy so many hours this week, any provider that has to pay fixed hours contract pay is sunk. After a month or so they are bankrupt. Would you take that risk?

You think that is bad - try the latest wheeze. LAs are starting to pay providers by the minute. Yes, that's right, they expect Carers to log in and out of visits and will pay by the minute. As they don't pay for fuel, or Carer travelling time or parking either, this basically means that many Carers spend more time studying their watch than they do actually doing their job. It also makes ensuring that all Carers get at least minimum wage horrendous as travel time must be paid as well.

I sit with amusement listening to the outcry about zero hours and minium wage, and the 'evil' employers from the same bunch of public sector people who seem incapable of adding things togther. Screw the suppliers down with zero hours ordering, minute by minute invoicing, no payments for travel time. Then wonder why suppliers have to screw their employees with the same things? The LAs have it great - they get to make savings as required whist shifting the results neatly onto the 'evil' employers. Things are not as clear cut as they seem.

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Then you wonder why people are best to cut out the middle men.....have their own zero hour contracts with their own customers of their own choosing in their own communities....what have they got to lose? ;)

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Then you wonder why people are best to cut out the middle men.....have their own zero hour contracts with their own customers of their own choosing in their own communities....what have they got to lose? ;)

But I don't suppose the big customers would deal directly with the worker.

What is the difference between the agency model and gangmasters?

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John Lennon wrote a song about it:

Working Class Zeros

Zero Pay , Zero Home , Zero security, zero future, yes life looking bright for many people.

How does the building Societies/ Banks look at the risk of a customer with a zero hours contract , surely they are not going to sanction a loan for these people ?

How can we have a housing boom with these practices going on ? Smoke and Mirrors !!!

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Zero Pay , Zero Home , Zero security, zero future, yes life looking bright for many people.

How does the building Societies/ Banks look at the risk of a customer with a zero hours contract , surely they are not going to sanction a loan for these people ?

How can we have a housing boom with these practices going on ? Smoke and Mirrors !!!

I doubt anyone will be offering credit of any kind to people on Zero hours contracts- how could you assess the risk of their defaulting?

The real joke is that some of the companies that employ their staff on zero hours contracts will be offering credit to their customers- so they will have a business model based on the premise that the people who employ their customers won't be using zero hours contracts.

But in these situations the bad will drive out the good- because if your competitor is using zero hours to reduce his costs he will gain competitive advantage- so you are forced to do the same.

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Might be quicker to find out who doesn't use zero hours.

Burger King, which has 1,400 restaurants across the UK, employs its entire non-management staff on the contracts, which leave workers with no guaranteed hours of work each week. The rotas are decided a week in advance but can be subject to changes at the last minute. Staff can also be sent home early if there is not enough business.

Not convinced this is correct

Other retailers, including Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, John Lewis, Marks and Spencer, Argos, Homebase, B&Q, Pret a Manger, Waitrose and Next, have all confirmed they do not use the contracts.

http://www.theguardi...minos-zero-hour

http://www.theguardi...-hour-contracts

http://www.theguardian.com/money/2013/jul/30/buckingham-palace-zero-hours-contracts''>http://www.theguardian.com/money/2013/jul/30/buckingham-palace-zero-hours-contracts' rel="external nofollow">

http://www.theguardian.com/money/2013/jul/30/buckingham-palace-zero-hours-contracts

What is the point of having a minimum wage for a zero hour contract?

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