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Zero-hour contracts can be beaten!
Join the day of action on 5 November
Ian Pattison, Youth Fight for Jobs
The CBI, the organisation representing Britain's bosses, touts zero-hour contracts as the solution to the youth unemployment crisis.
Enthusiasts such as ex-Apprentice contestant Katie Hopkins have revealed what big business is really thinking - if you're sick, pregnant, or disabled, you don't deserve work.
It is no coincidence that unemployment has (according to official statistics) dropped slightly below two and a half million when 5.5 million are employed on zero-hour contracts.
You can be on one of these contracts and receive no hours whatsoever, week after week, but still not be included in the unemployment statistics - it's a dream come true for establishment politicians!
But zero-hour contracts can be beaten - the recent victory of Hovis bakery workers striking against the use of them shows just that.
On 5 November Youth Fight for Jobs, through our initiative, Sick Of Your Boss?, will organise protests, stunts and occupations against Sports Direct and any zero-hour employer that thinks they can get away with giving us nothing. Join us for the next wave of action to reverse the race to the bottom.
See youthfightforjobs.com for details of what's happening near you and reports of campaigning
Are you sick of your boss?
Enough is enough!
- Give us proper contracts, guaranteed hours and full employment rights
- Pay us enough to live
- Give us decent tea and lunch breaks
- Stop the bosses' 'fire at will' attitude
- We have the right to get organised at work
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