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Dispelling the myths

Correcting a few myths about AWR
Myth: The AWR will mean that temps cannot be taken off jobs easily because they will have the same rights to claim unfair dismissal as permanent employees

The AWR does not grant extra employment rights. It only applies to basic pay, holidays and working conditions
Myth: If I want to remove a temporary worker from an assignment I will have to pay them redundancy
Fact: The AWR gives no right to receive redundancy pay
Myth: If my temps are paid more than my full time workers I will have to pay them less or increase my pay rates to my full time staff

Fact: The AWR does not ‘cut both ways’, it only demands the temp is paid at least what a permanent staff member is

If you would like any more information on any of the above, please email the AWR team at
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