Where the Labour Party simply ignored their awkward connections to zero-hour contracts, the Guardian simply fibbed to cover their tracks. Their rant against flexible working hours included the disclaimer “Guardian News & Media, publisher of the Guardian, does not employ anyone on zero-hour contracts.” Which is apparently tosh – whole desks at Kings Place are staffed by “casual” staff with no sick pay or guaranteed work. They are told:
“the nature of your work as a casual is intermittent and will vary from week to week. There is no obligation on GMN to provide you with work continuously or otherwise.”
The Eye reports an exec suggesting “we should have just gone to the canteen and asked staff here for a quote”. A trick the Beeb could try too.