Agency Workers - what's the score ?
Sice the beginning of December, people working for an agency have a legal right to the same wages and conditions as those applied to people working directly for the enterprise FROM DAY ONE OF EMPLOYMENT.
However asserting these rights has been made more complex as the Government has failed to adapt Irish law to the EU directive. The application of the agency workers directive can vary, for example there are differing approaches depending on whether the enterprise concerned is in the public or the private sector. The best way for agency workers to get their entitlements is through a union.
This government press release explains the matter further