Staff are treated as ‘throwaway workers with throwaway rights’ as technology allows new methods of exploitation, a union leader warned.

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said mistreatment of staff has been transformed by the economy and technology, comparing people on zero hours contracts waiting by the phone for work to how dockers once waited by the quayside for jobs.

She said casual workers can be ‘sacked’ via apps, their livelihoods at the mercy of bosses they never meet or speak to...

For more details see ‘Sacked by app’… TUC raps zero hours exploitation (Daniel Binns, The Metro).