Seminar – Agency Workers Directive Second Consultation – countdown to what?

With the Conservatives warning against possible cost to the economy rising to some £40bn over a 10 year period and widespread concern of government overkill (“gold plating”), the Agency Workers Directive has already proved to be the most controversial piece of proposed legislation affecting the recruitment supply industry thus far. Now that the  government’s actual […]

Need for a forensic approach to the AWD

What the above two articles demonstrate is how easy it is for facts to be misreported and also how important it is that trade representation is accurate and protective of members interests. The press is always keen to whip up a story but it is incumbent upon those acting for the industry to take a […]

HR set to hire direct

In an article published in Personnel Today on 4th September the HR Manager of a large hirer of agency workers indicated that once the Directive is in place they intend to hire temps direct from their own internal bank of temp workers. They made it clear that this was not an off the cuff observation but […]

Brown bows to union pressure at the TUC conference

Some of you may have read an article from sent under its email alert scheme headed “Agency workers directive implementation delayed until 2010”, which stated that Gordon Brown has announced that the Directive will be included in the “next parliamentary session”, and therefore cannot be implemented until April 2010. Kevin Greene of the REC […]

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