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UK looking for European shift over agency workers

first_img Comments are closed. UK employer bodies are lobbying their counterparts in Europe ahead of acrucial meeting on 6 March of the European Council of Ministers on the draftAgency Workers Directive. As drafted, the directive, will mean that temporary workers will have theright to the same pay as permanent staff after six weeks in employment. Once the directive has been in place for five years, agency staff will haveto receive the same pay as their permanent counterparts from day one ofemployment. The Engineering Employers Federation (EEF) and the Recruitment &Employment Confederation (REC) are trying to gather support in Europe to havethe qualification period extended from six weeks to one year. David Yeandle, head of employment policy for the EEF, said he is optimisticthe Danes and the Germans could support the UK’s position ahead of the meetingof the Council of Ministers’ employment council. Gareth Osborne, Chief executive at the REC, said: “We have a crucialrole to play in lobbying on the Agency Workers Directive.” www.eef.org.uk UK looking for European shift over agency workersOn 4 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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