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Longer Working hours impact Health, says German federal Institute

2010

unknownThe German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA)

published a study conducted by Mrs Anna Wirtz on the impact of longer working hours on health and Safety of Workers. The study shows a clear impact on Worker's health and safety.

 

The Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) conducts research and development in the field of safety and health at work, promotes the transfer of knowledge into practice, advises policymakers and performs sovereign functions - under hazardous substances law, in product safety and with the health data archive. The BAuA is a governmental research institution within the purview of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.


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Working Time and weekly rest

ILO report 2010

The 2010 Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations provides an impartial and technical evaluation of the state of application of ILO Conventions and Recommendations in member States.

 

See Part II: Observations : Working Time p.627

 

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New figures on the raise of Sunday work in Germany between 1995-2010

Why a work-free Sunday is more important for workers’ health than any other free day of the week

The initial Working Time Directive of 23 November 1993[1] made provision in Article 5 for a minimum weekly rest period, which “shall in principle include Sunday”.

 

On 12 November 1996 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) annulled this provision. The Court found “that the Council has failed to explain why Sunday, as a weekly rest day, is more closely connected with the health and safety of workers than any other day of the week.”[2] It follows from the Court’s reasoning, that the protection of Sunday as such does not fall outside the scope of the Directive, but simply that there had not been sufficient reason to explain why Sunday as a weekly rest day contributes more than any other day of the week to the health and safety of workers. A provision aiming at including Sunday, as a weekly rest day, in any future revised Working Time Directive is therefore to be welcomed if the European lawmaker delivers on the ECJ’s tacit invitation to demonstrate that Sunday is more closely connected with the health of workers than any other day of the week.

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A judgement by the Bavarian Administrative Court declared that shops in the central area of Munich may not open on Sunday during the festival celebrating the foundation of the city.

 

 

FRANCE: French win 'right to disconnect' from out-of-hours work emails

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In France, employees will be guaranteed a right to disconnect and freedom from checking emails outside normal working hours.

 

 

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