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Workplace reforms 'will protect gig economy workers'

Workers on zero-hour contracts, agency employees or "gig economy" workers are to be better protected by a package of workplace reforms, the government says.
Under new legislation to be introduced on Monday, staff would have to be told details of their rights from their first day in a job, including eligibility for paid and sick leave.
Workers would also be given the right to request more predictable hours.
But Labour and the unions say the planned reforms do not go far enough.
The reforms are based on the findings of a review into modern working practices led by Matthew Taylor, a former aide to ex-PM Tony Blair and chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46586623
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