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Employment matters: The zero-hour contracts controversy

16th May, 2015
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Melanie Crowley

There is much talk at the moment about zero-hour contracts, particularly in the light of the recent strike and pickets mounted by several thousand employees of Dunnes Stores. While the use of zero-hour contracts is relatively common in some sectors – particularly the retail, catering and hospitality space – they are often misunderstood.

What are zero-hour contracts?

Zero-hour contracts in an employment context arise where employees, other than casual employees, are required to be available...

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