Press Release

Temporary workers rights welcomed

4th November 2008

Aberavon MP Dr Hywel Francis has welcomed the European Parliament's decision to give equal treatment for temporary agency workers.

Dr Francis said,

"Following on the progressive decisions made by the UK Parliament supported by Prime Minister Gordon Brown I am delighted that Members of the European Parliament have given these rights to temporary workers who will get the same pay and conditions as permanent staff after being employed for 12 weeks covering areas like resting times, paid leave and non-discrimination of pregnant women.

I would like to thank Labour MEPs Glenys Kinnock and Eluned Morgan for their sterling work in this successful campaign."

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