Murphy In Bid To Put Zero-hours Agreements On Program

Mr Miliband has actually repeatedly said he will clamp down on zero-hours agreements if he becomes Prime Minister and Mr Murphy said he would ensure they are binned as soon asat last if Labour formed the next Westminster Government.

There are 84,000 pleased Scots who are too frequentlyfrequently requiredinjected no hour contracts, he said. Too numerousA lot of are left concerned about whether they will certainly have adequate work and incomes to be able to put food on the table from one week to the next. Numerous are obstructed from getting credit they can pay for and turn to extortionate pay day loans. Its no method to deal with people who wantwish to work hard and get on in life.

When working families flourish Scotland succeeds, when people have decent pay and conditions they spend more and Scotlands economy grows. Thats the way to build a fairer Scotland.

A spokesperson for Deputy First Minister John Swinney said that despite Mr Blairs pledge at his Brighton conference speech in 1995, use of zero-hours contracts had increased under his premiership. He also indicated reports that Labour-run councils and MPs were utilizing employees without any guarantees of work.

He added: By contrast, there are no individuals on zero hours agreements within the direct work of the Scottish Government. Banning the unsuitable use of no hours agreements would require the Scottish Parliament to have powers over employment law, which is presently reserved to Westminster and which Labour declined to think about devolving as part of the Smith Commission procedure.

The Scottish Government is doing what it can within the powers available to it to take on the improper use of absolutely no hours agreements, which will consist of providing statutory guidance under the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 on how workforce-related matters must be considered when assessing the suitability of a business to bid for public contracts.

Habitat for Humanity of Catoosa seeks new homeowner; orientation meeting …

Habitat for Humanity of Catoosa County is making plans for the next house it will build and is taking applications. There will be an orientation meeting Saturday, March 21, from 10 am – noon at Ringgold First Baptist Church, 7611 Nashville Street, for interested parties to attend, according to Beckie Hatcher, chairperson.

“At this time information will be given and questions will be answered,” she said. “Interested families may pick up an application at the habitat office to fill out before the orientation.”

The office is at Community Bank, 4914 Battlefield Parkway, in Ringgold. For more information, call 706-861-5858 or visit its Facebook page at

In order to qualify for a habitat home, applicants must be a resident of Catoosa County and be able to make house payments. At least 500 sweat equity hours are required by the approved applicant.

Applicants attending the orientation meeting should bring employment verification, employer’s name and business address, name and address of current landlord, W2 from 2014, a utility bill to verify current address and two forms of identification.