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first_imgEuropean 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.last_img read more