Posted: Oct 23, 2018 11:41 am
by Scot Dutchy
EU: European Parliament Votes to End Use of ‘Zero Hour' Contracts

Following the submission of more than 80 petitions from workers in the 28 European Union member states complaining about abusive part-time contracts, the European Parliament passed a resolution “to end precarious employment practices,” in particular the use of part-time “zero-hour”' contracts that provide workers with few benefits and little job security.

The directive would cover self-employed workers, domestic laborers, consultants, and freelancers.

European Parliament member Kirton-Darling Jude, a U.K.-based lawmaker from the Socialists and Democrats political group and a sponsor of the resolution, said the European Commission and EU member states must enforce the EU Working Time Directive against illegal part-time contracts.