Young, exploited and underpaid: the scandalous treatment of Scotland's hospitality staff. ZERO-HOURS contracts must be stamped out in the hospitality industry to stop unscrupulous practices and badly paid and unsafe working conditions, according to unions and campaigners who are calling for the Scottish Government to better protect the rights of young workers. The Unite union claims that it has been approached by dozens of Scottish workers from cafes, bars, restaurants and food delivery services in recent days, who are reporting low pay, zero hours contracts, sexual harassment, unfair charges for uniform, spillages and breakages, long shifts without breaks, and work cancelled without notice. The company claims it has given staff three recent pay increases and will end zero-hours contracts by the end of the year, although it may only guarantee a minimum of four hours per week.
Skip to content. Text use may seem a dull topic after all the exciting matters that other guest writers have dealt with recently. However, language learning is, after all, learning language, not just doing fun things with it. And texts — by which I mean the relatively short spoken and written passages that come in textbooks and other teaching materials — can, if they are used properly, play an important part in the learning process. So here goes.
The two men say Ofgem threatened them with an obscure but sweeping gagging clause that can lead to criminal prosecutions and possible jail terms for those who defy it. MPs and the whistleblowing charity Protect fear Ofgem is abusing its position and exploiting a law that was intended to protect UK national security — not a regulator from potential embarrassment. For doing my job and uncovering an issue, Ofgem made my life hell. Ofgem said it encouraged staff to report suspected wrongdoing and took their concerns seriously. Both men worked for Ofgem in entirely different areas of the business and were regarded as qualified experts in their respected fields.
Even God voluntarily accepted humiliation and death. That's brutal! See what I mean about surgery? Hobby: Animals and writing poetry.