Owen Smith, contender for the Labour leadership, has today flagged how the UK is failing in terms of workers' rights. One area he picks up on is the use of zero-hours contracts, but how does that sit in a world where some people really value the flexibility of an 'Uber' like contract - the ability to determine your own hours to suit your commitments? If we clamp down on the use of these contracts too heavily, surely some people will lose out - those who want to determine their own working pattern and have a portfolio of work to pick and choose from when they choose.
Mr Smith also referred in his speech to plans to clamp down on zero-hours contracts. Contracts with no minimum number of hours are not allowed, heavily regulated or not generally in use in 19 European countries, something that has been held up as an example in the past by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.