EU Sources -Travel time counts as working time says ECJ -September 14, 2015

The European Court of Justice has ruled that for workers with no fixed office, such as care workers and door-to-door salesmen, time spent travelling to work should be counted as working time under the EU’s Working Time Directive. The ruling does not impact on those with long commutes to fixed work places. The Directive is designed to protect workers' health and safety; outlining how long employees can work and how much time off they are entitled to. The case was brought to the ECJ by the Spanish trade union CC.OO against security company Tyco. The action was prompted by the closure of Tyco's regional office in 2011 meaning staff had to travel for up to three hours every morning to install the company's products. The ECJ stated ‘if a worker who no longer has a fixed place of work is carrying out his duties during his journey to or from a customer, that worker must also be regarded as working during that journey’.

English: http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs …

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/articles/news/european-court-justice-rules …   

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