TITLE

Employers call for delay on temp workers rules

AUTHOR(S)
Phillips, Lucy; Scott, Anna
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
People Management;2/26/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a call by employer groups to delay the implementation of the European Union (EU) directive on temporary agency workers in Great Britain until 2011. Under the directive, agency workers would be given some of the same basic employment rights as permanent workers after 12 weeks of employment. Controversy was spurred when BMW decided to dismiss 850 agency workers due to declining sales. However, Kevin Green of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation pointed out that the legislation could dissuade firms from hiring agency workers.
ACCESSION #
40399582

 

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