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A New Deal For Agency Workers In The European Union

June 18, 2008

Christopher Walter and Chris Bracebridge

The EU has for many years been attempting to reach agreement on a draft directive protecting the rights of agency workers in Europe. Meanwhile, the UK Government has come under mounting pressure from trade unions and its own parliamentary members to improve employment protection for UK agency workers of whom there are estimated to be 1.4 million.

This Stay Current describes the legal conundrum relating to agency workers, outlines the landmark agreement that has been reached between the UK Government, the Trade Union Congress and the Confederation of British Industry in an attempt to resolve the issues once and for all, and highlights the timetable for new EU and UK legislation.

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