Germany -The impact of temporary agency work -October 06, 2013

In a paper published by the Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit in the IZA Policy Paper Series the author, who works as a director at Randstad, surveys empirical studies on outcome variables such as job satisfaction, commitment, health, employability, social participation and effects on personal life for agency workers. The public debate about the unequal treatment of permanent and temporary agency workers has contributed to the opening of negotiations and the signing of agreements for a series of broadly applicable sectoral minimum wages. Additional sector-specific collective agreements provide for stepwise increases in the wages of agency workers to bring them close to those earned by permanent staff.



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