FOI Request - Zero Contract Hours

Request 101000244071

1. Please could you tell me how many people are employed in any way by your organisation on a 'zero' or 'nil' hours contract?   A zero hours contract is defined by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service as an employment contract between an employer and a worker, which means the employer is not obliged to provide the worker with any minimum working hours, and the worker is not obliged to accept any of the hours offered.  Please could you provide the information broken down by financial year for the past 5 financial years.

2. Please could you also tell me the total number of people employed by your organisation?

Response 21-05-2014

1. This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002; for retrospective years.  Figures as at 9 May 2014 show there are currently 910 people employed on a zero hours contract.  “Zero hours” contract means “relief”.  In June 2013 - 966 people employed on a zero hours contract.

2. This information is exempt under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002; information otherwise accessible.  The information you requested can be found here, table 9.

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