There are almost 100,000 zero hour contracts in the NHS, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Financial Times report: 

Zero hours contracts are creeping into white collar work, as a broader range of employers adopt an idea originally devised to help retailers and restaurants manage busy periods.

The contracts – which allow employers to pay for work only when they have demand – are becoming more common in sectors such as health, education and the media.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.