In its first judgement on the Directive on temporary agency work (C-533/13 AKT ), published today, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) gave its interpretation of Article 4 of the Directive.
Commenting on this much anticipated ruling, ETUC Confederal Secretary Veronica Nilsson said: “This ruling gives legal certainty. Now it is very clear that Article 4 only imposes an obligation on the Member States to review potential prohibitions or restrictions on the use of temporary agency work. The Court did not follow the opinion of the Advocate General. On the contrary, the Court guaranteed the right of the social partners to regulate the use of temporary agency work in collective agreements.”