UK agency workers lose out on £500m a year in missing holiday pay
Lack of alternative jobs is creating imbalance of power in workplace, report finds
Agency workers are losing at least £500m a year in missing holiday pay and are being paid an average of 22p an hour less than employees for exactly the same work, an investigation into the fast-growing world of temporary work has revealed.
Large parts of the UK economy, including transport, food processing and social care, rely on almost 1 million agency workers, 20% more than at the start of the decade. Trade unions say this temporary employment is being “supercharged” by deregulation.
Source: Guardian Transport