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Gig economy 'a dangerous game'

Union criticises report recommendations

Growth of the 'insecure work economy' on the Island would be a 'dangerous game' which could badly damage labour rights - that's according to Unite's Eric Holmes.

His comments follow the release of the Taylor review in the UK this week, which recommends freelance workers or those on short-term contracts be reclassified as 'dependent contractors'.

This would afford them greater employment rights, but not to the level of those classed as full-time employees.

Mr Holmes says this doesn't offer enough protection and will result in exploitation by some employers, as well as the erosion of labour rights:

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