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Tuesday, 5th January 2016

UK: Zero-hours and short-hours contracts in the UK: Employer and employee perspectives

Source: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (UK)

From Executive Summary:

This report updates and extends the analysis of zero-hours contract work presented in the previous CIPD report Zero-hours Contracts: Myth and reality.

In addition, it presents data on short-hours contract working. As with zero-hours contracts, there is no universally accepted definition of a short-hours contract. This report uses a guaranteed minimum of eight hours a week as the upper limit for a short-hours contract.

The report is based upon analysis of survey data from both employers and employees.


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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

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