NASUWT welcomes Labour’s commitment to end the exploitation of agency workers

Commenting on Ed Milliband’s announcement that a Labour Government will crack down on the exploitation of workers by agencies, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, said:

“Millions of agency workers, including supply teachers, will welcome today’s commitment from Ed Milliband to get tough on unscrupulous agencies.

“The NASUWT has been consistently campaigning for action to tackle the agencies which are exploiting supply teachers by denying them the pay and working conditions to which they are entitled.

“The NASUWT has called for agencies to be regulated and welcomes the proposal for licensing.

“The licence must also make a contribution to closing tax loopholes exploited by some agencies which cost the public purse millions of pounds a year.
“All political parties should follow Labour’s lead and commit to regulation of agencies to end exploitation and ensure all agency workers, including supply teachers, are treated with dignity and receive their rights and entitlements.”

Lena Davies
Press and Media Officer
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