Posts Tagged ‘Supermarkets’

Ain’t no recovery like an Osborne recovery

by Holly Ashby.

The economic plan is working, according to George Osborne, and the recovery is taking hold. He seems to be one of the very few who’s noticed. To the rest of us, the recession still feels like a withered, tunnel-eyed guest. Not just unwelcome, but sat uncomfortably and unyieldingly, right in our living rooms. Reports of […]

The reality of low-hour contracts – zero is just the surface

by Holly Ashby.

This week, it seems that everyone is talking about zero-hour contracts. Yet the problem is far wider – with many workers facing similar insecurities through agreements of slightly different shapes. At the supermarket where I work, many of us are on contracts of ten hours or less a week – in my case, four hours. […]

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