20% Social Care Workers Employed on Zero Hour Contract
As per data collected by Skills for Care from Department of Health, it has been unveiled that 20% social care workers are kept at work on a zero hour basis.
Care minister Norman Lamb has said that 307,000 people have been kept on work on the basis of zero hours contracts. Zero hour contracts are the one, which are not able to guarantee particular number of hours per week to employees.
A Westminster Hall debate took place and a number of Labour MPs have wants to stop the zero hour contracts. It was during the debate that it got revealed that those employees who have been employed as per zero hour contracts earn 40% less than those who have fixed hour employment.
Labour MP for Sunderland Central Julie Elliott said, "Figures uncovered through a Freedom of Information request made by my office found that tens of thousands of NHS staff, including thousands of nurses and midwives, are held on zero hours contracts".
It is been quite recent that zero hour contracts have been started using in the health, social care sector. Initially, the contract was used by employers in the hospitality and leisure sectors, said experts.
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