The Portuguese EU presidency did not force a vote on its new compromise texts for the draft Temporary Workers Directive and changes to the Working Time Directive at the EU Employment Council meeting on 5-6 December 2007. The presidency was proposing a deal retaining the working time opt-out in return for employment rights being given to temporary and agency workers after only six weeks' work. It may only be a temporary reprieve, as the UK seems to be increasingly isolated in opposing the deal and does not have the right of veto if a vote is held.