United Kingdom -Equal treatment for agency workers challenged -September 02, 2013

The TUC has lodged a formal complaint with the European Commission against the UK government for failing to implement the Temporary Agency Workers Directive properly, leading to tens of thousands of agency workers being paid less than permanent staff despite doing the same job. The government's flawed implementation of the EU Directive has allowed the abuse of the so-called 'Swedish derogation' - where employment agencies routinely pay agency workers far less than permanent staff doing the same job. The TUC gathered evidence from workplaces where agency staff are paid up to £135 a week less than permanent staff, despite working in the same place and doing the same job.

English: http://www.tuc.org.uk/workplace/tuc-22536-f0.cfm


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