Vote threatens UK's 48-hour week opt-out

Brockett, James
November 2008
People Management;11/13/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 23, p7
This article reports on a threat placed by a vote by the employment and social affairs committee of the European Parliament on Great Britain's opt-out to the working time directive. The committee voted to scrap the opt-out to the directive, which bans staff from working more than 48 hours a week. The motion will go before the plenary session of the European Parliament in December. If passed, British ministers would face a battle to sink the amendment at the final conciliation stage.


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