Thursday, 15 March 2018

MPs and lawyers call for unpaid shifts to be illegal

Some MPs and lawyers have called for a blanket ban on unpaid shift work.

Companies can currently invite prospective employees to do trial shifts with the carrot of a job at the end.

But there has been a six-fold increase over three years in complaints over unpaid shifts, trade union Unite said.

The Federation of Small Businesses said unpaid shifts are a valuable part of the recruitment process, but shouldn't cross the line into exploitation.

On Friday a private members bill which seeks to make unpaid trials illegal will get its second parliamentary reading.

BBC     News.

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