Wales politics

Zero-hours contracts: 'Right to review' for public sector staff

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Image caption Zero-hours contracts do not guarantee people any work

Public sector staff on contracts without guaranteed hours will be entitled to reviews if they work regular shifts, under proposals from the Welsh Government.

Ministers have published guidelines for such staff, including people on zero-hours contracts.

The Welsh Government has pledged to ensure zero-hours contracts are not misused in devolved public services.

Plaid Cymru has criticised ministers for not banning them in social care.

Staff on such contracts can request a review "with a view to changing their contractual arrangement" if they have been working regular hours - for example four hours a week for three months.

The guidelines say devolved public services should regularly review whether non-guaranteed hours are appropriate.

Employers are also told they should involve trade unions as part of a "'Welsh Way' of social partnership".

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