Kiwis tied to zero-hour contracts speak out

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Source: Unite Union New Zealand – Press Release/Statement:

Headline: Kiwis tied to zero-hour contracts speak out

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More employees on zero-hour contracts have contacted Campbell Live complaining of how their employers can’t even promise them half a shift.

Employers say the contracts allow them flexibility, but for the employee it means turning up for a shift, even if that shift is only an hour long.

As the union gets into negotiations this week with fast food companies, Campbell Live wanted to ask how many employees are on zero-hour contracts, and how does that number impact on New Zealand’s low unemployment rate?

Watch the video for the full report from Anna Burns-Francis.Video- Kiwis tied to Zero Hour Contracts

Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/tvshows/campbelllive/kiwis-tied-to-zero-hour-contracts-speak-out-2015030220#ixzz3TH6eU8fm

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Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.

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