The BBC report:

At least 27,000 people working in Scotland’s public services are on zero-hours contracts, MSPs have been told.

The figure was revealed by Labour MSP Ken Macintosh, who urged the Scottish government to show leadership on the “invidious” issue.

Of the total, at least 8,000 were working in the higher education sector.

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