Zero-hours contracts (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3463
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

During July's Mayor's Question Time, you said of zero-hours contracts that:

"The evidence I am hearing now is they can be OK and in some cases perhaps, you have to be a little bit cautious about the way they are being used.  My thinking on this has evolved, as it often does.  I have been talking to some business leaders who are concerned and who share your concerns and the concerns that Members have raised about zero-hours. That is not to say that I think we should have a blanket ban on them.  As I have said before in this place, it is much, much better to get people into work and to get young people into a place of work and teach them what it is to be an employee than for them to be languishing on benefits and not getting the confidence they need."

What are your concerns about zero-hours contracts and what policy changes would you like to see in relation to how these contracts are regulated?

Answer

Answer for Zero-hours contracts (2)

Answer for Zero-hours contracts (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As I have said previously, I believe it is better for someone to have a job than not to have one at all. As Mayor I believe it is important focus on ensuring that people are paid properly through the London Living Wage.