SIPTU Services Division Organiser, Ethel Buckley has welcomed the report on Zero Hour contracts, undertaken by the University of Limerick (UL), which highlights the severe forms of exploitation in many employments across the country. “Our members will regard its publication as an opportunity to deal with such abuse, misuse and manipulation of vulnerable workers in Irish society. The union has been critical of exploitation through the use of low hour contracts of the most vulnerable workers in the past. “We note the commitment by the Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash, to bring forward measures to handle this type of mistreatment by some employers and the union will engage fully in the consultation process with the intention of ensuring that the measures to be adopted will fully protect the interests of workers and their families.”