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Zero hour contracts and the repercussions.
January 1, 2018

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Zero hour contracts and the repercussions.

January 1, 2018

A sad tale Bob, but there's always two sides to a story - this lad, of course, is a prime example of a failure in the Zero Hours Contract scene, yet a great many like the concept because of the flexibility it gives them. I do reckon those that do like such a contract are probably NOT dependent on paying a mortgage, rent & other essential outgoings, probably living with their parents. JD Sports were renowned for their lousy industrial relations with their workers - Ashley is the owner, he who is also at the moment holding the very tight purse strings at Newcastle United, failing there too. One homeless guy in Liverpool last week highlighted the fact that only 1 in 4 of those in the area where he was "residing" were really homeless - he said that they collected enough for drink / drugs & said to him "Off home now" ! He was annoyed because they were taking money which otherwise might have been given to him who was genuinely homeless.  Another example in Liverpool was of a former squaddie (1 RTR) who died as a result of the recent bitterly cold weather having been left homeless and begging on the streets for food & shelter. So sad in this day & age, in a country that provides billions in foreign aid, that such cases occur. John (JKW)

January 1, 2018

Joined: May 12, 2014
Posts: 729
Zero hour contracts and the repercussions.

January 1, 2018

I fully concur with everything in your post John, it is the same where I live. A small percentage of homeless folk are genuinely that, homeless, most are professional beggars, drug addicts or choose to live as they do. The issue is an age old one, the genuinely needy suffer at the hands of the exploiters, the druggies, alcoholics and workshy.  Zero hours contracts were the subject of a Corbyn attack on the Tories some little while ago. It backfired for exactly the reasons you outline, many folk said they liked working on such contracts, some didn’t of course.


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