1m 'may be on zero-hours contracts'

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The number of workers on zero-hours contracts could be one million - four times as high as official estimates, according to new research.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) said its survey of 1,000 employers showed that one in five employed at least one person on a zero-hours contract, under which staff are not guaranteed work from one week to the next.