Tuesday, January 28, 2020

FT - Manchester businesses agree to ban zero-hours contracts

Employers in city region sign charter aimed at improving wages and workers’ treatment

Employers in Greater Manchester have agreed to ban zero-hours contracts and pay above the minimum wage as founder supporters of its “Good Employment Charter”, launching this week.

A handful will sign the charter, the brainchild of Labour mayor Andy Burnham, with more than 60 pledging to do so soon. More than 100 companies are in talks to sign the charter.

1 comment:

Ralph Musgrave said...

I’m sure this will make the employers who sign up to this feel good about themselves. Only problem is that at the macro level, the labour market as a whole becomes less flexible, which means unemployment rises, all else equal.