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Umunna on zero hours contracts 'abuse'

20 August 2013 Last updated at 08:14 BST

Zero hours contracts give some employees flexibility and employers find them a good way to recruit in these difficult economic times. But they can also leave workers open to abuse, with no guaranteed work from week to week.

Labour are holding a summit on the issue with major employers and unions.

BBC Breakfast's Bill Turnbull spoke to the Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna.

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