European hours law dispute is resolvedOn 11 Apr 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article An agreement has been struck between the European Parliament and the Councilof Ministers over the extension of EU Working Time rules to junior doctors,non-mobile transport workers and sea-fishermen, three days before a finaldeadline for the deal to be struck.On Monday 3 April the committee agreed an implementation period forextending Working Time rules to junior doctors, who will now work an averagemaximum 48-hour week, over a four-month reference period, across the EU, by2009.The committee agreed that Member States should have five years to implementthe rule, which would include an additional four-year transitional period,capping weekly hours at 58 hours for the first three years and 56 hours for thefinal two.It also formally accepted a compromise over sea-fishermen.This allows Member States to ignore a formal commitment a 48-hour week overa 12-month reference period for employed sea-fishermen, if they holdconsultation with employers and employee organisations.Approval clears the way for non-mobile transport sector staff – such asoffice clerks and warehouse workers – to be incorporated within the WorkingTime directive.It means that these employees will be guaranteed Working Time rights acrossthe EU, such as a 48-hour week.The committee also agreed to allow Member States to extend the referenceperiod for measuring average working time for offshore oil workers from fourmonths to 12 months, so long as they consulted employee and employerorganisations.These changes have to be ratified by the Parliament and the council. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.
Members of Australian psych-rock powerhouse King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are spending today celebrating the release of their 14th studio album, Fishing for Fishies. The nine-track project released via Flightless Records acts as the popular rock band’s first since they released a mind-blowing five full-length albums in 2017.Related: The Black Keys Announce ‘Let’s Rock’ LP, Share New Single, “Eagle Birds”The new album includes the previously-released singles, “Cyboogie” and “Boogieman Sam“, in addition to six other tracks which will surely kickstart your way into the weekend.The band’s singer Stu Mackenzie recently spoke about the band’s efforts in the studio on what kind of direction they wanted their latest project to go in.“We tried to make a blues record,” Mackenzie told Rolling Stone. “A blues-boogie-shuffle-kinda-thing, but the songs kept fighting it — or maybe it was us fighting them. Ultimately though we let the songs guide us this time; we let them have their own personalities and forge their own path. Paths of light, paths of darkness. This is a collection of songs that went on wild journeys of transformation.”The arrival of Fishing for Fishies on Friday will give the hard-hitting rock band a fresh batch of new material to take on the road, when they head on out their North American headlining tour this summer beginning on August 13th in Los Angeles.Fans can head over to the band’s website for ticketing info to their upcoming performances. Fans can also hit play on the Spotify player below to hear some of the fresh new material on Fishing for Fishies.King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Fishing for Fishies