Bit of a shocker, I agree with a trade union leader.
The joint general secretary, Derek Simpson, said: "There are currently one million agency workers in the UK who can be sacked without any notice … The current inequalities between agency workers and full-time employees must end."
Make all contracts contracts for hire (as the Americans call them).
No one gets any notice or statutory redundancy pay. That\’ll reduce the inequality.
It will also, over time, reduce the structural unemployment rate. It\’s a fairly standard assumption among a certain type of economist that such structural rigidities, by raising the risks and thus costs of employing people, reduce the number employed.