Organisation of working time

 

SUMMARY OF:

Directive 2003/88/EC – certain aspects of the organisation of working time

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THIS DIRECTIVE?

It sets out minimum safety and health requirements for the organisation of the working time of workers. These cover:

KEY POINTS

EU countries

National authorities

FROM WHEN DOES THE DIRECTIVE APPLY?

It has applied since 2 August 2004.

BACKGROUND

Working Conditions - Working Time Directive

MAIN DOCUMENT

Directive 2003/88/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 November 2003 concerning certain aspects of the organisation of working time (OJ L 299, 18.11.2003, pp. 9–19)

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee, and the Committee of the Regions: Reviewing the Working Time Directive (first-phase consultation of the social partners at European Union level under Article 154 of the TFEU) (COM(2010) 106 final, 24.3.2010)

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Reviewing the Working Time Directive (Second-phase consultation of the social partners at European Union level under Article 154 TFEU) (COM(2010) 801 final, 21.12.2010)

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on implementation by Member States of Directive 2003/88/EC (‘The Working Time Directive’) (COM(2010) 802 final, 21.12.2010)

last update 01.12.2016