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Job security is vital for the wider economy and businesses, said the Shadow Business Secretary.
Labour's Chuka Umunna told Daybreak workers who did not know where the next pay check was coming from could not spend money on consumer goods, which was bad for business.
He also claimed zero-hours contracts were not used by small businesses as much as large ones.
There would be a Parliamentary debate on zero-hours contracts when the House returns in the Autumn.
The boom in zero-hours contracts used by major companies is "concerning" said TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady.
There is a "danger" controversial zero-hours contracts, which do not guarantee the employee any hours of paid work, become "the norm", said Shadow Business Secretary, Chuka Umunna.
Workers on zero-hours contracts are making £6 less per hour than permanent staff, research from an independent think tank has shown.
Figures from the Resolution Foundation showed workers on zero-hours contacts, earn on average £9 per hour - while full time staff make £15.
The data was released ahead of a summit aimed at tackling the growth of controversial zero-hours contracts, which do not require employees to offer work as staff are employed on an on-call basis.
A study by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development found that up to a million people could be employed on zero-hours contracts, four times as many as official estimates.