Two-thirds of zero-hours workers want jobs with guaranteed hours, TUC polling reveals
- Only 25% say they prefer being on zero-hours contracts
- More than half are thinking about quitting their jobs
- Government should ban zero-hours contracts, says TUC
Most people on zero-hours contracts are not on them by choice, new TUC polling has revealed today (Monday).
The poll shows that two-thirds (66%) of zero-hours workers would rather have a contract with guaranteed hours. And just one in four zero-hours workers (25%) say they prefer being on zero-hours contracts.
The survey shows that the main reason people are on zero-hours contracts is because it is the only type of work available to them. More than half of zero-hours workers (53%) are thinking about quitting their job over the coming year.