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Belgium – Temporary staffing still down but showing improvement

30 September 2013

In August, the number of hours worked by temporary employees in Belgium fell by -3.24% compared with a year ago, according to the latest figures from Federgon, the Belgian Federation of Staffing Agencies. This year-on-year fall came despite an increase of +1.95% in the number of hours worked compared with July 2013.

Compared with a year ago, the number of hours worked by blue-collar and white-collar workers fell by -4.64% and -1.38%, respectively.

Month-on-month there was an increase of +2.36% in the number of hours worked by blue-collar workers, and a +1.42% increase in the number of hours worked by white-collar workers.

The Federgon index reached 202.9 points in August 2013, compared with 199 points in July. The index is used as an indicator of the level of activity each month in comparison with the 100 index points in January 1995, when the index was launched. 

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HR News 02/10/2013 6:03 am

Employers’ and employees’ organisations in Belgium have been aware of the need to adjust the Belgian legislation on temporary work to current practices. By the Act of 26 June 2013 and Collective Bargaining Agreement no. 108, new rules have been brought in. These changes came into force on 1st September 2013.


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