Hillview Group head plans to write to HTA to defend the use of zero hours contracts

Zero hours contracts are necessary in the garden centre industry, according to managing director of the Hillview Group Boyd Douglas Davies.

Douglas Davies plans to write to the HTA to defend the industry in case of criticism following media interest in the contracts, which mean workers' hours vary week to week and do not necessarily include sick, holiday or redundancy pay. A legal challenge is underway against retailers Sports Direct to test the legality of the contracts.

An HTA representative said it did no know of "any businesses that operate zero hours contracts in the industry".


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