Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Lambeth Council employs 27 people on Zero Hours contracts

We know that Lambeth council doesn't pay its carers a Living Wage, and we know that many council contractors don't get a Living Wage, but what about direct employees on 'Zero Hours' contracts?

We have just received a response to a Freedom of Information Request.  Lambeth Council says it employs 27 people on Zero Hours contracts.  This is what they say:

"The council does employ workers on a flexible basis in order to cover work which is of a seasonal, infrequent or fluctuating nature. In these circumstances the council may from time to time offer work but is under no obligation to do so. Equally, there is no obligation on the part of the worker, who may accept or refuse the work offered and there is no restriction on these workers being employed by other employers. There are currently 27 staff with contracts of this nature.

"Examples of the roles currently held by staff on flexible contracts, of the type defined above, are provided below

·              HR Consultant
·              Technical Programme Manager
·              Mayors Chauffeur
·              Macebearer
·              Project Implementation Lead
·              Policy Officer
·              Building Control Surveyor
·              School Crossing Patrol Officer

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