Tag Archives: Vince Cable

Zero-hours contracts have nothing to do with flexibility and everything to do with dodging tax

Reposted from the Spectator London, United Kingdom. 3rd August 2013 — People hold placards in Oxford St London protest against use of zero-hours contracts for more than 85 percent of Sports Direct workforce. Could you live on a zero-hours contract? David … Continue reading

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Landmark ruling on overtime and holiday pay

Reposted from Accountingweb As soon as the decision in this case was published, I guessed that employers would be complaining about the administrative burden and how much it would cost them. Then I thought, hang on a minute, you weren’t … Continue reading

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Maybe MPs should be on zero hours contracts.

Imagine if your boss called you and said you were only needed for, and being paid for, five hours work next week. And probably not at all the following week. Would it be a problem making ends meet? I have … Continue reading

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Zero hours contract – meeting with Vince Cable

Tomorrow night at 7pm, 200 38 Degrees members will be meeting Business Secretary Vince Cable to challenge him face-to-face about his plans for tackling zero hours contracts. Can you join in by watching the meeting live online? It will be … Continue reading

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Victory for union campaign as Land Registry sell-off plan reportedly scrapped

Reposted from PCS website Commenting on reports today the government will scrap its plan to sell off the Land Registry, a PCS spokesman said: “This would be a victory for the thousands of Land Registry staff who campaigned with industry … Continue reading

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Land Registry privatisation plans revealed in leaked document

Reposted from the Guardian. Here we go again… the ConDems seem to be trying to privatise ALL public services before they get toppled (fingers crossed behind back) at the next General Election. Former chief land registrar and unions express concern … Continue reading

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