GoodCorporation response to consultation on zero hours contracts

Leo Martin, managing director of GoodCorporation said: “We fully support the proposal to remove exploitative clauses from zero hours contracts. Exclusivity clauses are clearly abusive as they prevent individuals from accessing the job market fully.

The government should also be urging greater transparency on contractual arrangements as a recent ACAS study revealed that many employees  are unaware that they are on a zero-hours contract

Good companies recognise the benefits of treating their workforce well. A bolder, more proactive stance from government to rule out exploitative terms and conditions for UK workers is to be welcomed.

ENDS

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  • GoodCorporation is one of the leading organisations working in the field of business ethics, specialising in the assessment of responsible management and anti-corruption practices.
  • GoodCorporation works with multinationals, FTSE 100 companies and SMEs including Total SA, Centrica, BG Group plc, BBC Worldwide, GDF-SUEZ, BAE Systems, Telefónica, Xstrata and Shire
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