MP campaigns to end unpaid trial shifts
|bbc.com 26 Dec 2017 at 10:37|
Mr McDonald said some shops, bars and restaurants would be using unpaid trial shifts to cover staff shortages over the holiday period.
He said: "Unpaid trial shifts are common practice across the UK.
"However, they are exploitative and take unfair advantage of people genuinely seeking work.
"Over the Christmas period, it is increasingly likely you ll be served in a shop or a restaurant by someone working an unpaid trial shift."
Mr McDonald, an SNP representative, added: "The Private Member s Bill I have brought forward has received the support of the STUC, NUS, and the Better than Zero campaign - who are to be commended for the excellent work they have done in documenting and challenging exploitative work practices in different industries."