As a musician – possibly a freelancer – you know what it’s like to work irregular hours with no guaranteed minimum. After all music is the original gig economy.
But zero hours contracts are a growing feature in our industry.
More and more instrumental music teachers, for example, are on zero-hours contracts with no guaranteed minimum hours and none of the benefits of full employment such as proper sick pay, parental leave and pensions.
This makes work even more unpredictable and makes it difficult for instrumental teachers to have a sustainable career, access mortgages and plan for having families.
That’s why the TUC is leading the charge against zero-hours contracts.
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