'Outsourced' workers seek better deal in landmark case

'Outsourced' workers seek better deal in landmark case
 

A group of 75 workers, including porters and receptionists, are going to tribunal to gain more rights at work.
As outsourced employees, they are supplied to the University of London by a facilities company, but do not receive the same benefits as those employed directly.
The university does not accept they should be a "joint employer", which would allow for better entitlements.
The case could affect around 3.3 million outsourced workers in the UK.
Many big organisations pay facilities companies to provide workers who are often low paid, such as cleaners or security guards. This... read more

 
21 November 2017 in Regional, Views: 55
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