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Will banded-hour contracts kill zero-hours?

Employment Matters

22nd August, 2015
Patrick Walshe is a partner and employment law expert at law firm Philip Lee Solicitors; see philiplee.ie

There has been much discussion about banded-hours contracts in the media in recent months. This partly flows from the ongoing industrial relations disputes within one large retail chain, where the use of zero-hour contracts has caused controversy.

One of the employees’ demands in that dispute is that they be given access to banded-hours contracts – a demand that their union supports. But what exactly are banded-hours contracts, and why would employees be interested in them...

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