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Plans to boost protections for pregnant women and new parents returning to work

They come into play after it was estimated that 54,000 women a year may lose their jobs due to pregnancy or maternity.

Government announces workplace reforms to protect the modern workforce

Will  plans announced by Government to improve the rights of workers on zero-hour contracts, agency employees and those working in the gig economy, live up to their promise?

Figures released by the Office of National Statistics have shown that the proportion of workers who are not being paid the living wage is increasing. Six million workers in Britain are currently being paid under the hourly rate, which is calculated to cover the basic cost of living. Over half of the jobs paying less than the…