Netherlands -New collective agreement for temporary agency work -July 20, 2012

The trade unions and the employers’ organisation Algemene Bond Uitzendondernemingen (ABU) have renegotiated the universally binding Collective Labour Agreement for Temporary Agency Workers. The agreement which will affect 600,000 agency workers is set to increase pay rates for contingent staff and continue the battle against rogue agencies.  Monitoring of staffing firms will be increased through the SNCU (Stichting Naleving CAO voor Uitzendkrachten), the compliance office of recruitment companies with collective agreements for temporary workers. The five-year agreement will provide better training opportunities for low-skilled agency workers. It is set to come into force on 5 November 2012 and will see better working conditions for agency staff.

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