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.