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zero hour

The time at which something starts. I have so much studying left to do before the exam, and zero hour is 8 AM! Zero hour for our vacation is 4:30—the minute we're all done work!
See also: hour, zero
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Analysis of the national picture, led by the independent MP Frank Field (inset), found widespread problems with unpaid travel time and a significant number of staff being employed on a zero hours basis.
Around 58,000 people were recorded as being on a zero hour contract in the North-east last summer, according to the Labour Force Survey published by the Office of National Statistics.
Duff said, a medium sized retail store with 12 employees could increase its workforce to 15 if a zero hour contract scheme was available to employers.
The entire cabinet does not have to be here." Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam, too, sprang up to the government's defence claiming that it was not required to respond to demands during Zero Hour. But Swaraj snapped back: " The treasury bench is virtually empty." Later, talking to M AIL T ODAY , Bansal called the face- off a nonissue.
"Plaid Cymru's aspiration is that all homecare workers would earn at least the living wage, and zero hour contracts will be outlawed.
Employees may find that zero hour contracts suit their needs, such as managing caring responsibilities, studying, improving work-life balance, downshifting from full-time work as a move toward retirement or to top-up pension.
Zero hours contracts are contracts of employment which do not specify any number of hours that an employee will be required to work.
TMC MP Dola Sen has submitted Zero Hour notice in the Upper House over 'demand to review the decision to privatise Indian ordnance factories.'
Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for April to June, 2015, show that 2.1% of workers in the region are on zero hours contracts, compared to 2.4% UK-wide.
Decent Work for All campaigners say many young workers are caught in a 'vicious circle' of minimum wage and zero hour contract jobs.
"Along with the findings of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills consultation on zero hour contracts, my review will help inform whether we need to bring forward legislation to ensure there is an appropriate balance with regards to protection in relation to the current use of zero hours contracts."
Both zero hour and key time contracts could involve:
Summary: New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): Rajya Sabha MPs from the Shiv Sena, the Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday gave Zero Hour notices in the Upper House of Parliament over various issues.
WHILE Conservatives highlighted business support for their policies, Labour has been focusing on measures to control zero hour contracts, in which workers are called in by their employer as needed - and may have no guaranteed hours at all.