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THE HIGH COST OF LOW HOURS WORK

Posted on November 05, 2015

Patricia King - Congress General Secretary
Patricia King
Congress General Secretary

Congress General Secretary Patricia King on the damage done by low hours work practices

Almost as soon as key details from the new study on low hours work found their way onto the front page of the Irish Times, employer and business interests were busy claiming vindication. 

No problem with zero hour contracts in Ireland. Case closed, nothing to see here. 

In fact, the very morning these details appeared, I attended a gathering at which employer representatives made that very claim. 

It was a clever, if somewhat dishonest attempt to obscure a reality that is actually far more troubling and damaging than it may at first appear. 

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