The decision on the merits of the complaint CFE-CGC 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 française de l’Encadrement CFE-CGC v. France (Complaint No. 56/2009) became public today.

In its decision , the Committee concluded unanimously that there was violation of Article 2§1 (Reasonable working time) of the Revised Charter, on the ground of the excessive length of weekly working time permitted and the absence of adequate guarantees under the annual working days system; and violation of Article 4§2 (Increased remuneration for overtime work) of the Revised Charter, on the ground of the remuneration of overtime work as provided for under the annual working days system.

The Committee also concluded that the invoked claims did not come within the scope of Article 1§1 (Right to work – Policy of full employment) of the Revised Charter and of Article 3 (Right to save and healthy working conditions) of the Revised Charter and that the claim under Article E taken in conjunction with Articles 20 and 27 regarding the impact of the working time and overtime work of employees coming under the annual working days systems was not founded.

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