NEW BILL FOR AGENCY WORKERS AT SECOND STAGE


A private member’s bill which would improve temporary workers’ rights has moved to committee stage in the Commons.

Labour MP Andrew Miller’s legislation, which proposes a strengthened regulatory regime safeguarding agency workers’ rights, was passed by 147 votes to 11 on its second reading. Although many backbenchers welcome the bill, many Ministers see the bill as putting jobs at risk and the CBI believes that strengthening existing laws protecting workers is more important than new legislation.

There are over 1.4 million agency workers in the UK who Mr Miller, believes should be entitled to the same terms and conditions, like sick pay, currently only available to permanent employees.

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