Cable: Workers on zero hour contracts ‘need to be protected’
As new research shows that one million people are on zero hours contracts, Channel 4 News asks Business Secretary Vince Cable if employers use them to exploit workers.
Sports Direct protests planned over zero hours contracts
Several protests are planned outside Sports Direct shops as anger grows at zero hours contracts. It is claimed the retailer employs 20,000 staff under the policy.
Government to include Amazon in its zero hours probe
After Channel 4 News revealed how online retailer Amazon treats temporary staff working in the UK, the government announces it will include the company in its investigation into zero hour contracts.
Zero hour contracts – bad for employers too?
Zero hour contracts are on the rise and in the headlines. Are they helping companies ride out the downturn, or hurting the economy?
Anger at Amazon working conditions
Former workers at an Amazon warehouse complain of timed toilet breaks, punishments for talking and zero-hour contracts in an exclusive Channel 4 News investigation.