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CAMPAIGN FIGHTS FOR BETTER CONDITIONS FOR INDEPENDENT WORKERS:

As traditional workers across Europe enjoy their annual day of rest, one large and growing sector of society will remain on the job.

Freelancers will stay glued to their laptops, finishing projects for companies that aren't obliged to give their flexible staff a day off on May Day, or any other scheduled holiday.

This May Day, a new campaign is encouraging freelancers to use the traditional workers' holiday - held on May 1 in most European countries and May 5 in the United Kingdom - to take action to improve their conditions.

The recently-launched European Freelancers' Movement wants independent workers to sign a five-point manifesto that calls for better recognition, access to services, and fairer treatment by governments and businesses.

"May Day is no holiday for freelancers, but it is a chance for them to make their voice heard by joining our...

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