The new legislation on surrounding employer exclusivity and the removal of the clause really does not help the work who is getting ripped off, why? Glad you asked.
All the employer has to do is give the candidate some consistent work, then re-set the hours to their needs. When the employee exercises the right to go elsewhere the employer can simply say sure, but if you ever want to work here again then you will ensure you are always available for us.
The point being if an employer wants to rip of candidates they can, so while this law set up an option for a skills for hire status for the candidate it will not stop bad employers, so what is really needed is a further set of laws with can be applied to employers on a case by case basis.
Then employees might have some real protection.
Please note I am Dyslexic and in my form I am blind to grammar, and sometimes I get my fors and fours etc backwards. I am not stupid in fact my IQ and EQ (see I meant EI) are both quite high. Please keep that in mind when you read my posts. Thanks.