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UK Jane
15.06 2011
Keep Sunday special ! This is the only day when I can meet up with my friends. We usually organise sunday brunches and enjoy chatting. If everyone of us had a different day of rest, then when shall we meet up ????
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Finland: shop opening hours liberalized

In a bid to boost the economy, Finland's government has just fully liberalized shop trading hours that took effect from the start of 2016. Unions in the retail sector are however wary of a potential negative effect on job stability and are looking for a debate on how the country is moving towards an 'open 24/7' society.

Long working days for doctors: Greece infringes on EU law

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that Greece is in violation of EU law by allowing medical doctors to work too long without adequate rest. Greece failed to implement a maximum weekly working time of 48 hours and to make provisions for daily or compensatory rest periods.


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EP Interest Group on Work-Life Balance Meets:

Healthy work places in Europe, keys to preventing psychosocial risks

PRESS 11/12/2015


unknownTackling the rise in psychosocial diseases by ensuring a fair work-life balance, proper rest and a common work-free day must be a key element of the EU Strategic Framework on health and safety. That was the theme for the third meeting of European Sunday Alliance Interest Group on Work-Life balance that took place on 10 December under the patronage of Ms Evelyn Regner MEP (S&D) and Mr Thomas Mann MEP (EPP).

 


The theme was prompted by a 2015 European Parliament report indicating that work-related stress and psychosocial risks are responsible for almost half the number of working days lost each year. The report notes a proposal from the European Commission for an “EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work”. Host MEPs also named the intrusion of smart phones and social media, and ‘around-the-clock’ availability as growing problems for workers in Europe.

 

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Germany: Shops in business parks to remain closed on Sundays

On 11 November, the German Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig delivered a decision prohibiting the opening of shops in business parks on Sunday.

 

For more information, please click here to download PDF press release.

 

Trade Union fights International Tourist Zones exceptions

September 2015

The French Trade Union “Fédération des Employés et Cadres Forces Ouvrières" are fighting in against a regulation on exceptions of shop opening on Sundays for so-called International Tourists Zones. For more information on this issue, please click here (in French).

2 nd meeting Work-life-balance Group

Monday 1st June at the EU Parliament

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The European Sunday Alliance hosted its 2nd meeting of the Interest Group “Work-Life-Balance”. The German and the Austrian Sunday Alliances, both members of the European Sunday Alliance, under the kind patronage of the Members of the European Parliament Ms. Evelyn Regner and Mr. Thomas Mann, invited Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rosa to give his insights and reflections on the process of acceleration on modern society and its consequences for the work-life-balance in our societies. Around 40 people, members of the European Parliament and representatives of civil society organizations, gathered to discuss the importance of “oases of deceleration”. Read more

 

First European Interest Group WORK-LIFE BALANCE launched!

3 March 2015

unknown3rd March 2015 – On the very day when the European Day for a Work Free Sunday is celebrated across Europe, at the EU Parliament, and in the presence of MEPs from different political groups, the European Sunday Alliance launched the first European Interest Group on WORK-LIFE BALANCE. For the first time, the interest group  - supported by representatives of politicians, trade unions, business executives, family and sports organisations and representatives of churches and religious communities - brought together 50 people to discuss how to ensure that EU legislation respects and promotes workers' health and promotes a better balance between family and private life and work. Read more

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Mayor of Paris supports the protection of Sunday

6 February 2012

Bertrand Delanoë is supporting Work free Sunday as a principle, even if at the end the decision of opening a shop is taken depending on technical considerations like local needs.

International Labour Organisation vs France

2010

The Committee regrets the lack of reliable statistical data on the nature and extent of the exemptions from Sunday rest that are granted by the labour inspectorate and stresses that the number of such exemptions has substantially increased.

 

Administrative Court of Bavaria

31/03/2011

Business openings on Sunday will only be possible, if they are interesting enough by themselves to attract al large flow of visitors. Link to the judgement

 

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