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Guidance on agency workers’ rights leaves crucial questions unanswered, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

“Government guidance on the rights of agency workers leaves some questions unanswered that will only be cleared up through employment tribunals, according to an employment law expert.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th April 2011

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Agency workers to receive equal rights after 12 weeks in job – The Guardian

“About 500,000 agency workers will receive the same pay and conditions as permanent staff under proposals to be published by ministers today in an effort to redeem a pledge made by government to union.”

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The Guardian, 8th May 2009

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Temporary workers treated as equals under new EU Directive – OUT-LAW.com

“Temporary workers will receive many of the same protections as permanent staff because of the European Parliament’s approval of a new European Union Directive. EU institutions have battled for six years over the issue.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd October 2008

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Europe votes for equal rights for temporary workers – The Times

“More than 8 million temporary workers across Europe will share the same rights as permanent employees after an historic deal was approved by the European Parliament today.”

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The Times, 22nd October 2008

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New rights for temporary workers – BBC News

“New measures giving Britain’s temporary workers equal rights to permanent members of staff have been agreed by European Union employment ministers.”

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BBC News, 10th June 2008

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Agency workers to get equal rights – The Guardian

“Temporary and agency workers will receive the same rights as permanent staff after 12 weeks under an agreement between the government, the CBI and the TUC announced today.”

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The Guardian, 20th May 2008

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MP’s bill aims to ease plight of 1.4m agency workers – The Guardian

“For three and a half years, Rebecca Ames helped British Telecom customers to connect up to broadband services. She sat alongside BT staff doing the same job but received, she claims, barely half their pay.

Ames, 34, was one of an estimated 1.4 million workers in the United Kingdom on agency contracts. Their terms and conditions could be transformed if a backbench protest by Labour MPs succeeds today in forcing a private member’s bill through to committee stage.”

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Agency workers do not have automatic employees rights, even after years – OUT-LAW.com

“Agency workers do not have the same rights as employees, the Court of Appeal has ruled, handing businesses a victory in ongoing struggles about employees’ rights.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th February 2008

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Temps may get full work rights under EU law – The Times

“Britain looks likely to lose its fight against the EU’s proposed new rights for temporary workers. Employers argue that the change, which would give Britain’s estimated 1.3 million agency workers the same pay and workplace conditions as permanent staff, puts 250,000 jobs at risk.”

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The Times, 4th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk 

Agency workers could get full-time rights – The Times

“Agency workers could soon be given the same rights as permanent workers amid signs that the Government is giving in to union demands for greater rights for temporary staff.”

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The Times, 29th October 2007

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