Carer Janine Pugh (left) receives her next list of visits
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Unison calls for councils to end zero-hours contracts

Too many councils in Wales are employing staff on contracts with no guarantee of minimum hours, the union Unison claims.

Eight of the 22 Welsh councils are currently using zero-hours contracts, research by BBC Wales has found.

Nearly 4,000 people are directly employed on the contracts by Welsh councils, with Powys council the biggest user of them.

The councils say the contracts often suit employees, and staff still get benefits like sick pay and paid leave.

Paul Martin reports.

  • 10 Sep 2014
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