Recruiters require greater clarity on the finer detail of just how Labour plan to implement plans for a four-day week.
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell revealed at the Labour Party Conference yesterday, that if elected, Labour would cut the average working week in the UK to 32 hours within 10 years.
The move would reduce the working week to the equivalent of four days, although it would not necessarily mean a day off as other methods could be used to cut hours and could be done with no loss of pay, according to McDonnell.
"Recruiters would need clarity as to whether an agency worker is deemed to be their worker or the worker of the end-user client, in order to ascertain which collective agreement might apply, as well as being cognisant of the worker’s rights to equal treatment with comparable workers in the client organisation under the AWRs....recruiters would need to aware of and understand any collective agreements relating to working hours in place in the sector into which they provide workers, to ensure compliance. Contracts with both client and agency worker will need to be clear as to working hours and arrangements for paid holiday in light of any collective agreements in their sector. … Recruitment businesses will also need to be mindful of their own employees and workers and whether there is an applicable collective agreement on working hours in place."