Zero Hours Justice successfully helped a group of around 15 zero hours contract workers to be furloughed by ABM Aviation during the second and third national lockdowns. They were based at Manchester Airport, where ABM is responsible for facilities management. They were furloughed in April 2020 initially but were unfurloughed in August as soon as employers had to start contributing to workers' furlough pay. However, despite being furloughed, the workers were given no or very little work between August and October. We wrote to ABM to argue their case for being furloughed.
Having previously been told that the zero-hours staff wouldn't be furloughed, I contacted Zero Hours Justice for advice and support. After they contacted my employer, a decision has since been made to place me and my zero-hour colleagues on furlough, which is a great lifeline. Thanks to Zero Hours Justice in helping to achieve this great success.