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Commenting on government proposals to compensate workers for cancelled shifts, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

““Too many workers are treated like disposable labour.

“Making sure employers compensate staff for cancelling shifts at the last minute is a step in the right direction.

“But we need to deal with the root of this problem - the explosion of insecure work. That means banning shading practices like zero-hours contracts.”

Editors note

- The government proposals can be viewed in more detail here:  

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