Austria - Selective application of holiday rights disputed - August 31, 2017

The Chamber of Labour (AK) wants 6-week holiday rights for all. Currently, the holiday right is limited to 5 weeks. Only workers with at least 25 years of services in a company profit from an additional week. The AK strives for an extension of this right for all workers and is of the opinion that the restriction is unfair for temporary workers, women and EU-workers that are mobile. So far, a national procedure in a case with workers from different member states, often with long careers at home, failed before the regional and the higher court. The organisation has decided to appeal to the Court of Justice of the EU.

German: https://ooe.arbeiterkammer.at/service/presse …  

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