EU Unions Bash Temp Worker Rules' Opt-Out Provision

Law360, New York (June 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The 60-million-member European Trade Union Confederation hailed a European Union agreement on Tuesday to treat temporary workers as permanent employees from the first day of assignment but said stronger protections are needed to enforce the maximum 48-hour workweek.

ETUC General Secretary John Monks said the agreement by the EU Employment and Social Affairs Council to provide equal treatment as of day one for temporary agency workers as well as regular workers in terms of pay, maternity leave and general leave was a step in the right...
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