Agency Workers Directive
In July 2009, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) consulted on the implementation of the Agency Workers Directive (Directive 2008/104/EC) on conditions for temporary (agency) workers. Member States have until 5 December 2011 to implement. BIS proposes to implement on the basis of the CBI/TUC agreement of May 2008 which allows for equal treatment to apply after a temporary agency worker has been in a given job for 12 weeks. HVCA raised several concerns in its response.
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HVCA letter to BIS
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Click here for a summary of responses to consultation.
In October 2009, the Government consulted further on its proposed approach to implementation of the Directive, including draft Regulations. HVCA responded, reiterating its concerns.
Further consultation on EU Agency Worker Directive
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