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Fringe play exposes the plight of precarious work

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The work by Zero Hours Justice is part arts production, part campaign material.

A new play at the Fringe in Edinburgh is using its platform to campaign for better rights for workers across Scotland. 

About Money is sponsored by the Zero Hours Justice campaign, an organisation that supports businesses and public bodies to end the use of zero hours contracts and promotes more secure forms of employment.

The new play, showing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, lays bare the impact of insecure work, zero hours contracts and poverty pay on workers who are in the front line of the cost of living crisis. 

The group hopes that the play will help highlight our campaign and encourage more businesses to sign up to the Zero Hours Justice Accreditation scheme. 

Chris Peace, spokesperson for Zero Hours Justice, said: “This play is a very real, powerful and accurate depiction of the daily struggles and dreadful consequences experienced by workers on zero hours contracts.

“We hear every week from people unable to buy food, pay their rent or fuel bills or care for their children or elderly relatives due to a lack of shifts or insufficient notice of them.” 

The play runs from August 16 to August 28, and is organised by 65% Theatre.

Drawn from interviews with young kinship carers and inspired by the McDonald's strikes of 2018, this Glasgow drama is about family, love and friendship in a world where the lack of money threatens all three. 



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