EU proposal could cost temps 160,000 jobs

half of UK employers would cut the use of temporary staff if an EU proposal to
give them the same rights as permanent workers becomes law.

to the results of a new study, harmonisation of EU employment law could cost
agency temps as many as 160,000 employment opportunities.

research by the CBI suggests that 10 per cent of firms would stop using temps
altogether, 32 per cent would reduce agency work significantly, while 16 per
cent would make small cuts.

Cridland, deputy director-general of the CBI, said the survey of 210 companies
showed that any harmonisation would be disastrous for the estimated 770,000 UK
temporary workers.

By Ross Wigham

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