Home > Anti-Capitalism, General > Abercrombie and Fitch‏

Abercrombie and Fitch‏

December 23, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

At the beginning of December all overnight staff were told their shifts are being dropped to one a week and the hours shortened to four hour shifts instead of five hours.

People working twenty – thirty hours a week have now been told they will only work four hours, eight if they’re lucky. Staff who have been working for up to three years have been told to “get on with it” and accept the change. All of these people are on zero hour contracts, meaning the company has no obligation to them and that the employees have very little rights.

This is completely unethical. Abercrombie are standing by this injustice, in the name of zero hour contracts.

People that work for Abercrombie are dependent on the reliability of shifts that have been given to them over the year. And without notice this has been taken away from them, because they were forced to go on zero hour contracts. Some were forced on zero hour contracts with no formal consent.

No information was given as to why these cutbacks have happened, just that the workers, me included, have to get on and accept it. This has left people worried about paying rent and bills. So close to Christmas. It’s saddening and completely unethical.

Most of the overnight work force are migrants relying on this job as their main income. Young people and mothers will now be spending Christmas in London with no financial security.

What’s worse is that Abercrombie are employing more overnight staff. Twenty were employed last week. Surely with cutbacks being made, employing more staff is the last thing they should do?

A zero hour contract is supposed to give people flexibility, but Abercrombie are abusing this and taking advantage of their powerless staff. They have abused legalities to suit them, with no care for the workers which depend on them, this is cruel and saddening.

In order to give people that feel silenced a voice at Abercrombie I have set up this petition, please join our fight for ethics and the abolishment of the exploitative zero hours contract.

What we want:

Abolish the zero hours contract and adopt a part time contract

Provide at least a months notice of any drastic changes to the workplace and schedules

Advertisements
  1. July 26, 2014 at 22:49

    We’rе a group of volunteers and opening a new ѕcɦene in our community.
    Your weƄ sie offered us with valuable informaqtion to ԝork on. ϒou have
    done a formidable jοb and our entire communitgy will be grateful to you.

  2. August 9, 2014 at 03:57

    Hi there exceptional website! Does running a blog similar to this require a large amount of work?

    I’ve very little expertise in programming however I was hoping to start my own blog in the near future.
    Anyhow, should you have any ideas or techniques for
    new blog owners please share. I know this is off subject however I just wanted to ask.
    Thank you!

  3. September 7, 2014 at 02:00

    My brother suggested I might like this web site.
    He was totally right. This post actually made my day.
    You can not imagine just how much time I had spent for this information! Thanks!

  4. September 7, 2014 at 19:32

    Wonderful beat ! I wish to apprentice at the same time as you amend your site, how can i subscribe for a weblog site?

    The account helped me a applicable deal. I were tiny bit acquainted of this
    your broadcast offered bright clear concept

  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: