Netherlands -Agreement on working conditions temp workers in metal industry -October 11, 2012

Staffing firm Randstad and the metal industry employers’ organisation (KMU) have closed an agreement to bring temp workers’ employment conditions up to the same level as that of direct hires. The core of the agreement is the fixing of equal remuneration for payroll and direct hire employees. It is the first time that a sector wide agreement is signed between a staffing agency and an employers’ organisation.



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