I can tell you what the effect of this will be:
Britain looks likely to lose its fight against the EU’s proposed new rights for temporary workers. Employers argue that the change, which would give Britain’s estimated 1.3 million agency workers the same pay and workplace conditions as permanent staff, puts 250,000 jobs at risk.
Ministers have run out of allies in frantic behind-the-scenes talks to block the legislation, after finding themselves on the wrong end of a piece of classic EU horse-trading. All but four of the 27 member states have swung behind the plans, enough to force Britain to go along under qualified-majority voting.
The rights, which are due to be decided by EU employment ministers tomorrow, would apply to workers hired through an agency or other third party and would take effect a maximum of six weeks after a worker has been hired.
No temp job will last longer than five weeks and four days. This is an advance in what manner?