Why break the package deal? Working Time Directive once more jeopardized!

Date

06 Nov 2008

Sections

Innovation & Enterprise
Trade & Society
Social Europe & Jobs

The  European  Parliament’s  Employment  Committee  endorsed  today  Mr  Cercas’
recommendation for the second reading on the working time directive. CEEP is surprised that the Committee was  not  able  to  use  the  sense  of  responsibility  and  cooperation  for  the  best solution, often shown in the past.
 
“By  this vote, said Rainer Plassmann, Secretary General of CEEP,  the Committee paved  the ground  for  the  failure of  the difficult compromise  reached by  the Council  in June. This was only reached after many years of hard debates. Therefore we hope that the EP plenary vote in December will take its responsibility for the well-functioning of many essential services”.