Dominic MacAskill of the trade union Unison
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Zero-hours contracts cause 'uncertainty', union says

Too many councils are employing staff on contracts with no guarantee of minimum hours, the union Unison claims.

Eight of the 22 Welsh councils are currently using zero-hours contracts, research by BBC Wales has found.

Nearly 4,000 people are directly employed on the contracts by Welsh councils, with Powys being by far the biggest user of them.

The councils say the contracts often suit employees, and staff still get benefits like sick pay and leave.

But Dominic MacAskill, head of local government in Wales for Unison, does not think zero-hours contracts were good for the well-being of workers.

  • 10 Sep 2014
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