European Parliament has voted in the controversial Agency Workers Directive
without any of the key amendments favoured by UK employers.
vote came at a plenary session in Strasbourg today and has been heavily
criticised by the Engineering Employers’ Federation (EEF) and Recruitment and
Employment Confederation (REC).
the parliament did vote to re-introduce the six-week qualification period for
comparable pay for temporary workers, but only as a transitional measure.
would only last for five years and comparable conditions would apply from day
one of employment.
EEF has responded to the vote by sending a letter to the Prime Minister urging
the Government to lobby hard before the directive goes before the Council of
Ministers next month. Click on related
articles to see a copy of the letter