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GUEST,Dave the Gnome BS: Pro / Anti Thatcher Squabble Thread... (243* d) RE: BS: Pro / Anti Thatcher Squabble Thread... 05 May 15

It isn't a question of "Nope, can't be arsed, I'll stay on benefits" when it comes to zero hours contracts. It is often a question of which would pay more - The odd few hours at minimum wage or a consistent amount of money paid into your bank, no matter how low. If faced with the choice of getting a guaranteed 73 or anything between a reasonable wage and nothing, would you risk it? Why should anyone be put in that situation when they are gambling with their own and, often, their children's well-being?

Now, if the government were to say the guaranteed minimum of a zero hours contract would have to be above the JSA plus any expenses incurred then, yes, it could work. I doubt it but it would certainly be more palatable. But when they blatantly push people into taking work at less than the JSA simply to get them off their books it is not what I would call socially responsible.

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