Temp agency workers not city employeesThe arbitrator's ruling on a group of workers' true employer came down to whether employees identified with the city or the temp agency. The shortness of assignments weighed in temp agency's favour.By Mark Rogers01/14/2013|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/14/2013 A union filed a policy grievance arguing that temporary agency workers regularly employed by a municipal employer should be considered employees of the city. A municipal employer regularly used the services of two temporary employment agencies: one was an internal agency for city employees. It was governed according to terms in the collective agreement between the parties; the other was an external agency that also provided the city with temporary workers.A number of issues arose concerning the city’s differential treatment of these two groups of workers. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.