Calls made to end zero-hour contracts

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CALLS have been made for zero-hour work contracts to be abolished.

Sean Hoyle, Portsmouth South parliamentary candidate for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (Tusc), says the arrangement is exploitive.

Yesterday marked a Global Day of Action against zero-hour contracts, which Tusc believes traps millions or workers in ‘poverty pay jobs.’

Mr Hoyle said: ‘Portsmouth needs a pay rise. Tusc calls for jobs that pay a Living Wage of £10 per hour, with guaranteed hours and trade union rights as standard.’

Tusc is standing 16 anti-cuts election candidates across Portsmouth.