The author deals with the theme of temporary agency work arguing that its systematic position has been deeply influenced by its interchangeability with fixed-term contract. For these reasons contracts of employment with the agency don’t seem to deserve adequate autonomy from non contractual relationship between user and temporary agency worker. The author analyzes both these relations and characterizes them clearly. Granted that the employee is (also) part of agency’s productive structure, the author suggests that open-ended contract may gain importance in the sector. Collective bargaining is moving in this direction, offering subsidies to hiring and also incurring wage costs in case of lack of mission whether the employee benefits of requalification and training periods. From this point of view, in conclusion, the author examines the case of dismissal based on lack of job opportunities.
Keywords: Contracts of employment; Temporary agency work; Fixed-term contract; Open-ended contract.