Hiring agency staff during strike action: reforming regulation
- Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
- Part of:
- Trade Union Act and Labour market reform
- 15 July 2015
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We’re seeking your views on changes to regulations banning employers from hiring agency staff during strike action.
Ref: BIS/15/416 PDF, 410KB, 15 pages
Ref: BIS/15/420 PDF, 521KB, 36 pages
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This consultation seeks your views on the impact of removing Regulation 7 of the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. Currently Regulation 7 prohibits employment businesses from providing agency workers to:
- cover the duties normally performed by an employee of an organisation who is taking part in a strike or other industrial action
- cover the work of an employee covering the duties of an employee taking part in a strike or other industrial action
The government wants to remove this regulation. It would allow employers facing industrial action to hire temporary agency workers from employment businesses to perform some of the functions not being carried out due to the industrial action.
Published: 15 July 2015