Labour’s call for zero-hours contracts to be scrapped ‘to be rejected today by a major employment review’ : Daily Mail.

  • The probe by a former adviser to Tony Blair is thought to urge greater rights for those working at firms such as Uber and Deliveroo in the so-called gig economy
  • Leaked report drafts suggest people can request normal contract after a year 
  • Review, headed by Matthew Taylor, will warn tying firms up in red tape by giving them extra rights will force more people into job insecurity of the gig economy

Labour’s call for zero-hours contracts to be scrapped is expected to be rejected today by a major employment review.

Instead, the probe by a former adviser to Tony Blair is thought to urge greater rights for those working at firms such as Uber and Deliveroo in the so-called gig economy.

Leaked drafts suggest the report will call for people on zero-hours contracts to be able to request a normal contract after a year.

The review, headed by Matthew Taylor, will warn that tying firms up in red tape by giving them extra rights will force more people into the job insecurity of the gig economy.

Instead, the probe by a former adviser to Tony Blair is thought to urge greater rights for those working at firms such as Uber and Deliveroo in the so-called gig economy

Instead, the probe by a former adviser to Tony Blair is thought to urge greater rights for those working at firms such as Uber and Deliveroo in the so-called gig economy

Mr Taylor, chief executive of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, says unpaid internships should be axed.

He also wants firms to show that staff can earn at least 1.2 times the minimum wage overall.

His review calls for a new form of employment status between traditional employment and self-employment, suggesting so-called ‘dependent contractors’ should be eligible for rights such as sick leave and paid holidays.

It adds: ‘Workers should be treated like human beings, not cogs in a machine.’

Theresa May will unveil the findings today during a speech in which she will also reach out to Labour, asking the party to ‘contribute, not just criticise’.

Labour ridiculed the idea yesterday, claiming it showed Mrs May had ‘run out of ideas’, but First Secretary of State Damian Green said it was a ‘grown-up way of doing politics’ after the election led to a hung parliament.

Mr Green also brushed aside rumours that Mrs May could face a leadership challenge within weeks, saying there was ‘no credible plot’.

Read More : Daily Mail.

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