The government has bowed to pressure from employers’ bodies and
delayed the implementation of the Fixed Term Workers Directive.
The directive which is intended to prevent fixed-term
workers being less favourably treated than permanent staff in terms of their
terms and conditions was originally due to come into force on July 10.
But the government has announced today that the directive is
to be delayed although no alternative date has yet been announced.
The Engineering Employers’ Federation and the Employers
Forum on Statute and Practise had been among those organisations calling on the
government to delay the implementation of the directive.