Last month, prior to the British Election, Russell Brand interviewed Ed Miliband, the Leader of the Labour Party in Britain.
The two discussed politics and issues, many of which are similar to issues facing Western countries.
Miliband mentions “zero-hour contracts.” What are “zero-hour contracts?”
According to http://www.gov.uk,
“Zero-hour contracts are also known as casual contracts. Zero hour contracts are usually for ‘piece work’ or ‘on call’ work, eg interpreters.
-they are on call to work when you need them
-you don’t have to give them work
-they don’t have to do work when asked
“Zero hour workers are entitled to statutory annual leave and the National Minimum Wage in the same way as regular workers.
“You are still responsible for health and safety of staff on zero hour contracts.