The Alliance participated in the public consultation on the review on the Working Time Directive
The European Commission is currently reviewing the Working Time Directive (2003/88/EC) and launched an online public consultation of the Directive. The European Sunday Alliance participated in the public consultation as follows. Read more
European Day for a Work free Sunday
3 March 2015
The European Sunday Alliance calls on all members and supporters to take action on 3
March 2015, as the EUROPEAN DAY FOR A WORK-FREE SUNDAY! This year’s CALL FOR ACTION will focus on the European Commission’s current review of the Working Time Directive (2003/88/EC) and the online public consultation of the Directive. Read call for action
It has more than 1,5 million affiliates and is one of the 3 officially as representative recognized trade union confederations in Belgium.
It’s one of the founding members of the European Trade Unions Confederation (ETUC), as well as the International trade Unions Confederation (ITUC). On the international level, ABVV-FGTB is involved in a growing number of campaigns with other social movements (e.g. Climate Coalition).
We welcome CARE for Europe in the European Sunday Alliance!
CARE for Europe is an NGO based in Brussels. As the representation of CARE (Christian Action Research and Education) to the European institutions, it monitors European policies in areas such as bio-ethics, family life, gambling, human trafficking, religious freedom and human rights. The European Sunday Alliance is happy that CARE for Europe has decided to join the Alliance and cordially welcomes it “on board”!
The European Sunday Alliance reminds all members and supporters to also take action on the Eve of the 3 March on Sunday, 2 March 2014, as the EUROPEAN DAY FOR A WORK-FREE SUNDAY! The focus of this year’s CALL FOR ACTION will lie on combining work-free Sunday and decent working hours for workers and citizens and economic competitiveness. Read more
On 25th February 2014, in Dusseldorf, at Ver.di headquarters, the German Sunday Alliance held its Annual meeting aiming at taking stock of campaigns in the different federal states and regional alliances with a view to protect a work-free Sunday and to defend the right for German workers and citizens to enjoy a common day of rest with family and friends. Read more
Content requirements of the Judgement of the Constitutional Court for the content of legal provisions, administrative enforcement, the official administrative punishment and the judicial defense of rights violations in the area of Sunday and holiday protection. Link to the Judgement
Labour court decides: A dismissal is not permitted if an employee denies working on Sunday. A painter refused to do overtime work on Sunday for personal reasons. During the legal procedure, the employer could not prove the urgent operational necessity for work on Sunday. Link to the case