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Rec calls summit to discuss temp law

25 Apr 2008

Rec calls summit to discuss temp law The Recruitment and Employment (Rec) union has called an 'agency summit' just days before a key EU employment meeting.

Rec has called the meeting in London on June 2nd to discuss EU regulations, among other topics.

It is thought that the EU Employment Council may reach an agreement on the EU Agency Workers Directive at the EU summit.

The Financial Times reported earlier this month that the prime minister was attempting to strike a "behind-the-scenes" deal with EU officials on a directive that would provide temps with full pay after six weeks in the job.

This could be good news for students who work as temps during the summer as they would be likely to earn more during the holidays.

Commenting on the aims of the Agency Summit, Rec director of external relations, Tom Hadley said: "Ongoing Trade Union pressure for more regulation and with the political and media spotlight on the agency sector, there has never been a more important time for recruitment professionals and employers to come together and debate the future of the agency work landscape in the UK.

"The contribution of temporary and contract workers is increasingly recognised and it is crucial to ensure that any new regulations are workable in practice and take on board the legitimate concerns of both users and suppliers of temporary and contract workers."

Rec says the summit will include input from employer groups, trade unions and think tanks as well as representatives from all UK recruitment industry sectors.

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