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The number of workers on “zero-hour” contracts has reached one million. This is an indicator of the real crisis in Britain. For countless workers trying to make ends meet, zero-hour contracts can mean little to no employment from week to week; total flexibility in when and for how long you work; as well as the constant threat of instant dismissal. Darrall Cozens of the UCU and Coventry TUC comments on the latest startling statistics.