Temps may get full work rights under EU law - Times Online
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.
Ministers have run out of allies in frantic behind-the-scenes talks to block the legislation, after finding themselves on the wrong end of a piece of classic EU horse-trading.
The TUC has long campaigned for an end to “two-tier” workers doing the same job on different pay and conditions. It warned ministers that there would be a political price to be paid if they resisted the new rights.
Reminding us yet again that the TUC is rightly only concerned for the short term interests of its permanent worker members and that its donations to the Labour Party means it pays the piper...