Zero-hours Contracts

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:18 pm on 19th March 2014.

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Photo of John Martin McDonnell John Martin McDonnell Labour, Hayes and Harlington 4:18 pm, 19th March 2014

I will give hon. Members just one example. The bakers’ union convened a meeting of fast-food workers a month ago, and a Costa worker turned up. Because he had not smiled enough that day, he was not going to get any work for the following week. These contracts are used as an intimidatory tool by managers, and we all have to condemn that, do we not?