When it Comes to Zero-Hours Contracts Labour Lead The Way.


Some very interesting statistics as regards zero hours contracts came to TBG's attention today.

It's emerged that no less than 62 Labour MPs used them in 2013 according to figures released by IPSA.

This is despite Leader Ed Miliband pledging to tackle what he called a zero-hours contracts "epidemic" on April 25th this year.

Glenda Jackson leads the way with no less than 13 staff on the deals. Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls employs four workers on zero-hours contracts and even Peter Hain employs two.

Tonight Labour were forced into issuing a statement which reads: "Labour's policy is to tackle 'exploitative' use of zero-hours contracts".

Dover and Deal MP Charlie Elphicke told TBG - "It beggars belief that Labour campaign against internships and zero hours contracts one minute and then use them extensively the next."