Germany -Deal on the use of temporary agency workers -July 20, 2012

Carmaker BMW has concrete plans to hire 3,000 contingent workers on a permanent basis.  After unions and work councils massively criticised the BMW’s HR policy which has heavily relied on temporary staffing lengthy negotiations followed between workers representatives and the management. The trade union IG Metall confirmed that the new deal was ready to be signed, which will oblige BMW to take over 3,000 new workers, mainly temporaries, by the end of 2013. The union claims that this will drastically cut the number of agency personnel from up to 20% down to 13%.

English: http://www.staffingindustry.com/eng/Research-Publications/Daily-News ...

German: http://www.igmetall-bmw.de/

 

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