Iain Duncan Smith actually said this about zero-hour contracts

Matthew Champion@matthewchampion
Friday 17 April 2015 12:40
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Politicians, out of touch? Never!

But wait, here comes work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith with something to say about zero-hours contracts.

He told Sky News:

Zero-hour contracts are badly named – I don’t know whoever came up with that idea, they should be named the flexible hours contracts.

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The former Tory leader went on to claim that zero-hour contracts actually helped people maintain a healthy "work-life balance", despite prime minister David Cameron admitting he could not live on one.

Labour has said it will legislate for workers on zero-hour contracts - working full-time hours - to ask for a permanent contract after three months.

TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady commented: “If you put lipstick on a pig, it is still a pig. But as ‘zero-hours contracts’ is a bit of a mouthful, perhaps we could call them ‘IDS jobs’ in the future.”

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