Temporary agency work and collective bargaining in the EU
Comparative study [ size 498 kb ]
This report reviews the present situation regarding the use of temporary agency work (TAW) in European Union Member States. It looks at arrangements for social dialogue and collective bargaining at national level across the EU. It examines the role of collective bargaining in determining such matters as length of assignment, the use of TAW in strikes, and the proportion of agency workers allowed; it also looks at the role of collective bargaining in determining equality of treatment in pay, training and other conditions of employment. In addition, the report reviews other forms of regulation, and national variations, including the composition of companies in the field of TAW, its sectoral and occupational distribution, and the duration of temporary assignments.
The study was compiled on the basis of individual national reports submitted by the EIRO correspondents. The text of each of these national reports is available below. The reports have not been edited or approved by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The national reports were drawn up in response to a questionnaire and should be read in conjunction with it.