Defining ‘self-employment’, bogus or otherwise, is part of challenging the double exploitation of precarious workers. Our Dail committee listened to IBEC and CFI reps – they are clever people who use weasle words to cover up for ruthless employers.

We need legislation protecting workers from bogus self-employment. Our governent says it needs proper figures on the extent of bogus self-employment before it can act, but employees must be protected first – otherwise they are at further risk of victimisation and abuse. I made these points just before Xmas in the Dáil.