OIA on Zero Hours reveals just what an attack on workers it is.
By Helen Kelly, President, NZ Council of Trade Unions
Reprinted from The Standard
We have the documents leading up to the what can only be described as a dreadful piece of law legalising employment agreements which tie workers to an employer without any of the reciprocity of guaranteed hours of work.
It all started with the spectacular Unite campaign against “zero hour” contracts in fast food. These 24/7 businesses employ thousands of workers, make loads of money from their efforts but were exploiting shite employment law to engage workers on contracts that forced them to be available any time day and night, but without any guaranteed hours.