September 18, 2018 Blog

Labour’s plan to abolish zero-hour contracts will help 63,000 Scottish workers

18 September, 2018

Thousands of workers in Scotland will benefit from Labour’s plans to abolish zero-hour contracts.

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 63,000 people in Scotland are stuck on these insecure contracts unable to know if they will get enough work to pay the bills at the end of the month.

Since the financial crisis this type of insecure work has grown throughout the UK, a sign of the country’s economic decay under the Tories.

It doesn’t have to be like this.

The next Labour government will not only consign these contracts to the history books, we will give those working in the so-called gig economy new rights.

Under Labour’s plans, those working in the sector will gain a right to sick pay, parental leave and new protections from unfair dismissal.

We will not just make work more secure, Labour will ensure people are paid a fair wage for a fair day’s work with a new real living wage of £10 per hour.

Only Labour will radically reform our economy to ensure we live in a society that works for the many, not the few.