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CBI comments on TUC challenge to Agency Workers Directive
The CBI yesterday commented on the TUC's decision to lodge a complaint with the European Commission over the Agency Workers Directive.
Katja Hall, CBI Chief Policy Director, said:
"The TUC appears to have conveniently forgotten that it signed up to the Swedish derogation as part of the deal that brought in the Agency Workers Directive.
"While businesses find the directive a nightmare to administer, the final deal carefully balanced the needs of businesses and employees - and the Swedish derogation is a key part.
"Many firms prefer to pay an agency to provide temps using the Swedish derogation rather than face the bureaucracy involved with complying with the directive. This is perfectly understandable and entirely within EU law."
Notes to Editors
The CBI is the UK's leading business organisation, speaking for some 240,000 businesses that together employ around a third of the private sector workforce. With offices across the UK as well as representation in Brussels, Washington, Beijing and Delhi the CBI communicates the British business voice around the world.