2 thoughts on “Why zero-hours contracts should not be banned”

  1. Posted 18/06/2013 at 13:55 | Permalink

    This seems to be another example of the ‘one size fits all’ mentality — which itself is a surprising phenomenon in an age when we are always being told how important ‘diversity’ is. The fact is that people’s circumstances and preferences can differ widely; and the whole philosophy of a market economy is based on the notion of voluntary deals suiting all parties to them. The government should think long and hard before banning activities that all the participants are in favour of. Tolerance (of differences) is a virtue.

  2. Posted 09/07/2013 at 14:51 | Permalink

    Voluntary agreements are all fine when the number of vacancies advertised is similar to the number of job hunters. When there are 300 people chasing one job zero hours contracts just another example of the race to the bottom for employee rights.

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