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Source: Die Linke “For temporary workers, today’s ruling by the Federal Labor Court is an important milestone on the way to long overdue equal treatment with regular workforces. This means that the special German law on temporary employment, which expressly allows unequal treatment of wages and working conditions by means of a collective agreement, is now finally being examined by the European Court of Justice, “commented Susanne Ferschl, deputy chairman of the DIE LINKE parliamentary group in the Bundestag, on the transfer of the lawsuit for equal treatment Temporary workers from the Federal Labor Court (decision of December 16, 2020 – 5 AZR 143/19 (A)) to the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Ferschl continues: “Today the Bundestag passes the Occupational Safety and Health Control Act, which allows temporary work in the meat industry, but provides for equal treatment of permanent and temporary workers. In the industry, it will be forbidden to worsen working conditions and wages of temporary workers by means of collective agreements. Today’s decision by the Federal Labor Court comes at the right time, because wage dumping through agency work must be halted across all sectors. The decision gives the laborious campaign for equal treatment of temporary workers and permanent employees the well-deserved tailwind and social attention – an important stage victory for which I congratulate the plaintiff and all supporters. DIE LINKE has always demanded equal wages for the same work from the first day of work . We do not want a split in the workforce and a two-class society in the companies. Under the last federal government, temporary work was established as a permanent wage dumping strategy. We, on the other hand, want to limit temporary work to a maximum of three months and a flexibility allowance for employees. Since temporary agency work is the opposite of good work, DIE LINKE is committed to banning this form of employment in the long term. “


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