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Oliver Stettes Expertise 31. May 2008 Temporary agency work and collective bargaining in the EU

The case of Germany

Temporary agency work and collective bargaining in the EU
Oliver Stettes Expertise 31. May 2008

Temporary agency work and collective bargaining in the EU

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The case of Germany

The significance of temporary agency work is still increasing. Both the number of agencies and the number of temporary agency workers has grown since 2004. The equal treatment clause of the Temporary Employment Act, which provides the relevant regulatory framework, has led to the country-wide coverage of temporary agency work by three competing collective agreements. The agreements have allowed the agencies to deviate from the equal treatment clause.

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