Zero hours: Update

26 Mar 14

Brilliant news! The huge response by 38 Degrees members to the zero hours consultation has made a massive impact. Last week in parliament Jenny Willott MP said: “We had more than 36,000 responses to the zero-hours contracts consultation […] so people clearly feel very strongly...

Zero hours: public consultation

11 Mar 14

Imagine if your boss called up and said you were only needed for, and being paid for, five hours work next week. And probably not at all for the following week. Would it be a problem making ends meet? For nearly one million people on...

Zero Hours – meeting with BIS

23 Aug 13

Yesterday three 38 Degrees members, along with lawyers working on the 38 Degrees funded legal action against Sports Direct went to the Business Department. Along with the staff team, we met up with Paula Lovitt, the lead official on the government’s zero hours contracts review...

Zero hours: Vince Cable

15 Aug 13

In the past two weeks 38 Degrees members have shown the strength of our opposition to zero hours contracts. We’ve kept it at the top of the news agenda by sending over 125,000 emails to Sports Direct – a big user of the controversial contracts...

The People Vs Sports Direct

7 Aug 13

  It’s the people vs Sports Direct. Companies abusing zero hours contracts have been all over the news this week. The stories started after it was revealed that Sports Direct employ 90% of their staff on contracts with no guaranteed hours week to week, no...

Sports Direct: Zero Hours

30 Jul 13

They call themselves a model employer, but today it’s been revealed that 90% of Sports Direct staff are on zero hours contracts.  This means employees are stripped of rights like holiday pay and sick pay. And they have no guarantee of work week to week. The bosses at Sports...