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Lindsey Report pinpoints the Posting of Workers Directive
Acas, the UK Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, has delivered a report on the Lindsey dispute. The Chief Executive of Acas John Taylor said: “Whilst the report shows no evidence of the law being broken there is a source of tension around the Posted Workers Directive and its application to construction work and the UK’s industrial relations system. These issues have been highlighted by the recession.” The report concludes the following: “The complexity produced by the interrelation of EU law, national agreements and supplementary local collective agreements is a potential source of confusion and dispute. A review by the relevant parties of the interrelationship between national and local collective agreements would aid transparency and reduce the potential for misunderstandings and conflict.”

Derek Simpson, joint general secretary of Unite, said in an interview in Financial Times: “The law wasn’t broken, the law was wrong.” Mr Simpson called on European governments to “put working people first with protective legislation that applies across the whole of the EU.”

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