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(b) Use of 'worker' in the legislation

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(b) Use of 'worker' in the legislation

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(b)     Use of 'worker' in the legislation

In the modern legislation, the term 'worker' originated in the trade union statutes, now TULR(C)A 1992. It was adopted by the Wages Act 1986, and so when this was consolidated into the ERA 1996, the latter Act had to have a definition of 'worker' as well as 'employee' (but initially only for Part II, Deduction from Wages). What has given it particular currency now, however, is its use in some of the legislation of the Labour Governments 1997–2010—the whistleblowing provisions, the Regulations on part-time workers (though not

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