Miliband promises new zero-hours contract rights

Ed Miliband will today promise new rights for workers to stop the "worst abuses" of zero-hours contracts - employment contracts which do not guarantee the provision of work.

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Miliband promises new zero-hours rights

Ed Miliband will today promise new rights for workers to stop the "worst abuses" of zero-hours contracts - employment contracts which do not guarantee the provision of work.

Ed Miliband will promise to give extra protection to workers on zero-hours contracts Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Among the measures the Labour leader will outline are new rights to stop employees being forced to be available at all hours and a curb on companies who ban their staff from working elsewhere.

The opposition are also looking at guaranteeing compensation if staff have their shifts cancelled at late notice.

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