Outsourced workers launch legal challenge

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Outsourced workers launch legal challenge

Hundreds of cleaners, security and catering staff from government departments and universities have marched through Westminster, in a protest over pay. The union led strike was called over concerns about the outsourcing of contracts to private firms. The industrial action, which was supported by some MPs, coincided with the start of a landmark legal challenge, which could give outsourced workers the power to negotiate directly with those who have hired them.

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