Working time directive

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Group Work:
Comparative Public Policies

Daveau Baptiste, Malotaux Maxime,
Martin Bernard, Van Mierlo Noémie

David Aubin
Marleen Brans

June 2010

Content

1. Introduction……………………………………………………………….….…… p. 3
2. Summary of the Directive concerning certain aspects of the organization of working time(93/104/CE from 23/11/1993)…………..…………………………… p. 3
3. Research Question and Hypothesis…………………………………………...…. p. 5
3.1 Research Question……………………………………...……………... p. 5
3.2 Hypothesis……………………………………………………………… p. 5
4. Research Design and Choice of Countries………………………………………. p. 8
5. Cases……………………………………………………………...…………………p. 95.1 The Netherlands……………………………………………………….. p. 9
5.2 Belgium…………………………………………………………..…… p. 11
5.3 France………………………………………………………………….p. 14
5.4 Luxemburg…………………………………………………………….p. 17
6. Test of Hypothesis……………………………………………………………….. p. 20
6.1 First one………………………………………………………………. p. 206.2 Second one……………………………………………………………. p. 21
7. Conclusion………………………………………………………….…………….. p. 22
8. References……………………………………………………...………………… p. 24
Appendix………………………………………………………….………………… p. 26


1.
Introduction

This work has the objective to evaluate how thedirective about working time (and more generally about working conditions) was implemented in several countries, four in this case. Then the aim is to analyse the differences between those countries and see if the hypothesis we made explain them or not.

Implementation means that the countries have to transpose the directive’s norms (the ones they don’t alreadyrespect) in their national laws. Then they have to take concrete measures to enforce it.

The European Union has the competency to legislate in the field of work conditions, considering the common market, so they adopted the 1993’s law in order to determine a maximum of working hours and some other protecting measures for workers. They adopted other directives afterthis one and sometimes countries transposed more than one in specific law.

First, there will be a summary of the directive about working time from 1993, then a presentation of the research question, the hypothesis and the research design. Next, there will be an explanation about every case followed by the tests of the hypothesis and the conclusion.2. Summary of the Directive concerning certain aspects of the organization of working time (93/104/CE from 23/11/1993)

The directive's goal is to make the member states comply with some working time limits and security measures. The deadline to implement this working time directive was set to the 23 November 1996. Member States have to“adopt minimum requirements covering certain aspects of the organisation of working time connected with workers' health and safety.”
The content of that directive could be divided in different parts. Member States must ensure that workers benefit from certain rest periods : a minimum daily rest period of 11 consecutive hours per period of 24 hours and a minimum period of one day of rest, followingthe daily rest period, in every seven-day period.

The working time directive constrains countries to give a break after any working time period exceeding six hours. This break obligation must be concluded between social partners or by national legislation.

The article 7 offers to workers no less than four weeks annual paid holiday. This article prohibits the replacement of annual leave...
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