What is AWR?
As you may be aware the AWR Agency Worker Regulations come into effect on 1st October 2011. The regulations are designed to protect agency workers from being mistreated and to give them equal working rights as permanent employees in the same role, with the same hirer. Some entitlements such as access to facilities and access to vacancies are eligible for workers from day 1- others such as pay and other basic working conditions come into effect after a 12 week qualifying period.
We along with other education recruitment agencies have received guidance relating to the implementation of AWR and are in the process of making arrangements to facilitate these new guidelines. We will advise you in due course of any further developments.