Are zero hours contracts good or bad?
Zero hours contracts are popular with many UK firms. They are also popular with some employees whilst many claim they are unfair. So are zero hours contracts good or bad?
And yet zero hours contracts offer employers important flexibility.
Business Secretary Vince Cable has launched a consultation with the intention of understanding the real problems. Ed Milliband has vowed to ban zero hours contracts or at least impose mechanisms where custom and practice automatically sets hours.
So what’s the reality? Are zero hours contract good or bad?
This discussion was broadcast on Uckfield FM, a local commercial radio station covering Sussex.