28 September 2011
TUC welcomes employment law changes
Forthcoming alterations to the UK's employment law system will benefit hundreds of thousands of temporary members of staff across the country, a leading trade union has stated.
According to the Trades Union Congress (TUC) - an organisation with more than six million members - the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) will help end inequality in Britain's job market.
Under the terms of this new legislation, as of Saturday (October 1st), companies will be legally obliged to give the same employment rights to temporary employees and permanent members of staff, once the former have been with a firm for a period of 12 weeks.
This change has been met with some dissent from business groups, but TUC general secretary Brendan Barber has welcomed the rules as he feels they represent an "important step" in helping interim professionals get a "fairer deal".
"For too long, agency workers have faced discrimination at work," Mr Barber added.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas