Exploitation of agency workers, claims GSD

The exploitation of agency workers, often young people, is a major concern for the GSD. Many are paid the minimum wage for years, often doing the same job as their public servant counterparts with poor leave entitlements. 

It is not as if the taxpayer saves a lot of money. The reason for that is that it is the recruitment agency that employees the agency worker and then places that agency worker within a Government department, agency or authority, says a GSD statement by Daniel Feetham. Those recruitment agencies gets paid substantially more for that worker’s hourly labour than they then pay the worker.