Frances Cusack

Frances Cusack

Contractors, freelancers and agency workers need better rights at work

The nature of the labour market has been changing for several decades but the situation has become more complex in recent times because of the growth of zero hours contracts and the rise of platform-based work (as seen in recent high-profile cases with Uber, Deliveroo and Pimlico Plumbers).

A union victory is a win for all

I am a young trade union official but, despite my best efforts, I have friends who struggle to see the benefits of being in a union. “What’s in it for me?” they ask. “I don’t have a problem at work.”Trade unions have had many success stories to shout about over...