Subject: Zero-Hour Contracts

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2017
Reference: 
2017/4485
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In July 2016 you said you were reviewing the GLA Group Responsible Procurement Policy, to ensure that zero-hour contracts are never used to exploit workers, and to ensure suppliers and contractors are adopting the same high standards as the GLA. In June 2017 the policy was updated. One of the objectives was "Embedding fair employment practices - ensuring low skilled roles receive a fair wage and encouraging safe and healthy work places". Can you explain why zero-hours contracts are not mentioned in the GLA Group Responsible Procurement Policy?

Answer

Answer for Subject: Zero-Hour Contracts

Answer for Subject: Zero-Hour Contracts

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The GLA Group Procurement Policy published June 2017 states:

"We will seek fair employment practices by…working with our suppliers to understand (and regularly assess) the terms on which people working in our supply chain are employed and to ensure they are not improperly exploitative or unlawful. We will work with suppliers to ensure that our service requirements do not result in the inappropriate or exploitive use of 'zero hours' contracts for low paid, low skilled roles, or in any other employment practices that exploits people working in our supply chain"

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