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From The Socialist newspaper, 21 September 2016

Zero-hour zealots: Guardian and Center Parcs

Guardian HQ in London - the paper campaigns against zero-hour contracts while using them for its own staff, photo by Bryantbob (Creative Commons)

Guardian HQ in London - the paper campaigns against zero-hour contracts while using them for its own staff, photo by Bryantbob (Creative Commons)   (Click to enlarge)

The Guardian, which has led mainstream media campaigning against zero-hour contracts, employs over 100 journalists on zero-hour contracts.

The liberal newspaper also employs staff like web comment moderators on zero hours. In fact, management compels many workers to take compulsory unpaid leave every so often. Otherwise, after two years of continuous service, they would earn employment rights.

Although some Guardian columnists back Jeremy Corbyn, the paper's editorial line is staunchly against him. Corbyn has pledged to illegalise zero-hour contracts.


Holiday resort Center Parcs recently advertised for Christmas elves - on zero-hour contracts. A spokesperson for Lapland assured the Socialist that bosses had been entered onto the 'naughty' list

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