It's official: temps are second class citizens

Unions fury at temp staff retreat - Unions have condemned a European Commission plan to shelve a draft directive granting temporary staff the same rights a permanent workers. The draft Agency Workers Directive (AWD) would have ensured that temporary workers enjoying the same conditions as permanent staff (BBC News).

Half of employers don't know staff should have a contract - A survey of almost 2,000 UK employers by law firm Peninsula found that 52% couldn’t be certain that all their employees had contracts of employment (Michael Miller, Personnel Today).

Attendants call for film boycott - Flight attendant unions in the US have asked members to boycott new thriller Flightplan, saying it depicts in-flight personnel as "unhelpful and uncaring" (BBC News).

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