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Workers’ rights get 21st century upgrade

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Gig economy workers are becoming more popular with employers. Choosing to hire freelancers and staff on short-term contracts over those who would stay with a company indefinitely has fast become a trend that often sees workers lose out. The benefits for an individual to become a freelancer or work short-term contacts are widely known, these […]

A quarter of employment growth since 2012 comes from zero hour contracts

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UK workers on zero-hour contracts have more than tripled since 2012, climbing from 252,000 to 901,000 workers. The number of UK workers on zero-hour contracts has more than tripled since 2012, propping up overall employment levels by accounting for almost a quarter of overall employment growth, according to new data by job search engine […]