Worker rights rules delayed

THE GOVERNMENT yesterday pledged to delay European Union (EU)rules that would give agency workers the same rights as full-time employees.<br /><br />Business minister Pat McFadden said the UK will bring in the new laws in the coming months, but they will not be enforced until October 2011, giving recession-hit businesses a break before they have to meet the cost of implementing the plans. <br /><br />The EU&rsquo;s Agency Workers Directive gives agency workers the right to the same pay, holidays and conditions as full-time staff.