European Social Charter

The decision on the merits of the complaint CGT v.France is public

14 January 2011

The decision on the merits of the European Committee of Social Rights with regard to the case Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT) v. France (Complaint no. 55/2009) became public today.

The complaint relates to Articles 2 (the right to just conditions of work) and 4 (the right to a fair remuneration) of the Revised Charter.

In its decision , the Committee concluded unanimously that there was violation of Article 2§1 (Reasonable working time), on the ground of annual working days system and on the ground of on-call duty; violation of Article 2§5 (Weekly rest period) given the consequences on weekly rest day of the assimilation of on-call periods to rest periods ; violation of Article 4§2 (Increased remuneration for overtime work), on the ground of the annual working days system, but that there is no violation of Article 4§2 of the Revised Charter due to the introduction of the unpaid solidarity day.

Decision on the merits
Summary of the decision
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