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addaword.gifdefinition of zero hours contract

noun
(also zero hour contract)
a type of work contract which stipulates that the worker must be available for work but is only told from day to day if and when they are needed, with no guarantee that work will be available
Jennifer Glinski, an Oxfam volunteer, has experienced herself the difficulty of finding a suitable job, and the woes of a zero-hours contract.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 17/08/2012 10:12:00
Definition of zero hours contract from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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