- details about vacancies in the firm they are working for that will give them the same opportunity as other workers to find permanent employment
- equal access to on-site facilities such as child care and transport services
- improved rights to protect the health and safety of new and expectant mothers.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (DBIS) has delayed the introduction by annnouncing an 18 week consultation on the proposals. This will provide businesses with as much time as is allowed in order to prepare for the new laws.
Business Minister, Pat McFadden said: "Last year the government secured a deal in Europe on the Agency Workers Directive that allows us to base Britain's rules on the agreement reached in the UK between the CBI and TUC. This allows us to implement the Directive in this country in a way which gives fair treatment to agency workers and maintains labour market flexibility."
The decision has been welcomed by business groups.