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    • TRICKY89
    • By TRICKY89 3rd Dec 17, 5:57 AM
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    Agency workers right to annual pay increase
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 5:57 AM
    Agency workers right to annual pay increase 3rd Dec 17 at 5:57 AM
    Hi,
    I've got an agency worker working in my team. She's been working for us since April 16 as a temp. I've read that after 12 weeks temps have a lot of the same rights as permanent staff and this includes pay scales. Our company gives an annual uplift of salary to all employees to reflect inflation. Am I correct in thinking that she should have had the same uplift in her hourly rate? It would seem to make sense to me, she's a great worker and I wouldn't want to be short changing her. I can't find a definite answer on web. Help much appreciated.
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    • _shel
    • By _shel 3rd Dec 17, 6:08 AM
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    Yup you’re right, she’d be entitled to equal terms as contracted staff. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/work/rights-at-work/agency-workers/additional-rights-for-agency-workers/
    Thanks to everyone who posts competitions
    • marlot
    • By marlot 3rd Dec 17, 6:10 AM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 6:10 AM
    Hi,
    I've got an agency worker working in my team. She's been working for us since April 16 as a temp. I've read that after 12 weeks temps have a lot of the same rights as permanent staff and this includes pay scales. Our company gives an annual uplift of salary to all employees to reflect inflation. Am I correct in thinking that she should have had the same uplift in her hourly rate? It would seem to make sense to me, she's a great worker and I wouldn't want to be short changing her. I can't find a definite answer on web. Help much appreciated.
    Originally posted by TRICKY89
    Wow, that's a great employer. I've not had a pay rise since 2013.

    I'm not aware of any legislation stopping you giving the rise, and if she's a great worker it seems a modest way of rewarding her.
    • Casey1709
    • By Casey1709 3rd Dec 17, 7:07 AM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 7:07 AM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 7:07 AM
    What does your HR department say? Wouldn't it be cheaper to have recruited her by now rather than pay an agency?

    How do you know the Agency will pass on any pay rise? Do you know how much the agency actually pays her out of what you've been paying them? E.g. Have they been paying her annual leave?
    Last edited by Casey1709; 03-12-2017 at 9:33 AM.
    • TRICKY89
    • By TRICKY89 10th Dec 17, 8:22 AM
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    • 10th Dec 17, 8:22 AM
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    • 10th Dec 17, 8:22 AM
    I called ACAS and she is entitled to the annual pay rise and also the staff Christmas bonus. All kicks in after 12 weeks. Thanks for your replies
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