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Zero-hour contracts in Manchester

Lucy_Powell_parl_default.jpgOne of Lucy's constituents, Mr Joe Jennings of New Moston, was recently featured in a Manchester Evening News article about zero-hour contracts. Mr Jennings was forced to leave a job with a zero-hours contract because of the lack of guaranteed hours.

Lucy said:

“It’s outrageous that people like my constituent can spend eight hours out of the house working, but only get paid for as little as a couple of hours.

“I have been worried about a race to the bottom in employment standards in social care and cases like this show us how worrying the problem really is.

“Not only is it is bad for carers, but it also puts quality care under threat. It is not enough for the government to say that people should be paid the minimum wage, they have a responsibility to make sure that people are paid properly for the work that they do.”

To read the full article, click here.

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