ARC (the Association of Recruitment Consultancies) today 26thOctober 2009 welcomed news that Government plans to “gold-plate” the Agency Workers Directive in key areas, have been dropped. ARC warned right from the start that adding unnecessary benefits to workers, would have a devastating effect on the recruitment industry and would cost much needed jobs.
Adrian Marlowe, chair of ARC, said:
“ARC first drew attention to the proposed gold plating in June this year and the likely damage it would cause to the recruitment industry. We worked hard to convince other organisations of the danger and the need to lobby the government.
“Although the change of heart is welcome, there is no room for complacency. There is still much that is wrong with the proposed legislation in its current form, and more work is required. It is not a bed of roses, and the delay in implementation clearly highlights that the Government itself is fearful of the damage likely to be caused to industry.”
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