It is wholly misleading of Ed Miliband and the TUC to describe pay between assignment contracts (PBA), also known as Swedish Derogation, as a loophole or as anything to do with immigration.
Mr Miliband should remember that he, his party and ironically the organisation behind him being elected as Labour leader all agreed to the Agency Worker Regulations.
Too late to start moaning now and trying for cheap political scoring!
These arrangements are part of the 2010 Agency Workers Regulations that were agreed following consultation between the last Labour government, business and the unions. Workers on PBA contracts are employed by their agency on a permanent basis, giving them greater security and all the benefits that come with permanent work such as protection from unfair dismissal, maternity leave and statutory redundancy pay. Is the Labour party really saying they want to deny British temps the option of permanent employment?