While 3 to 4 per cent of the country’s workforce are on zero-hours contracts (contrary to the Office for National Statistics’ calculation of 1 per cent – or 250,000 zero-hours workers) .
Zero-hours contracts were most common in the hotel, catering and leisure industry (48 per cent), followed by education (35 per cent) and healthcare (27 per cent).
The CIPD’s latest data, part of its forthcoming 2013 Labour Market Outlook, also included a sample of 148 workers on zero-hours contracts.
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