More rights for zero hours’ workers

Business secretary Greg Clark has pledged to support the rights of thousands of so called “gig workers” by bringing in new rules on holiday and sick pay. The Government reforms follow a review into working practices by on-demand firms such as Deliveroo and Uber which use flexible workers on casual contracts. Under the proposals workers will also have the right to a payslip and firms which mistreat staff will face higher fines.

Ministers are also asking the Low Pay Commission to consider a higher minimum wage for workers on zero hours contracts. If the proposals go ahead, this will be the biggest change to employment law for years.

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