Law change ahead for agency workers

Andrews, Annabel
June 2008
Utility Week;6/6/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports that Great Britain would sign up to the Temporary & Agency Workers Directive currently being finalised by the European Commission. Under the directive, agency workers who have worked for the same company for at least 12 weeks will be entitled to the same rights as permanent staff. The change will affect 70 per cent of all agency workers and means that they will receive at least the basic working and employment conditions that would apply to the workers concerned if they had been recruited directly, according to the government.


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