Friday, 11 September 2015

EU Court of Injustice rules that travelling time is working time

The EU Court of Justice has ruled that the time taken to travel to the first job of the day for people workers without a fixed office should be counted as working time.

The ruling means that travelling salesmen, plumbers, gas fitters, etc. who have no fixed office but travel directly to client locations from home start working from the minute they leave their home for the purposes of the Working Time Directive. It means there will be fewer hours for workers to make money unless they give up their right not to work more than 48 hours.

Once again, the EU Court of Injustice has issued a ruling that is supposed to enhance worker rights but in reality will result in more workers waiving their rights to be able to continue to do their job effectively and make enough money to pay the bills.