The future of working time

How will your sector be affected by the next waves of
working time legislation?

 

Effective date

Regulations/Directive/Issue

Main provisions

1 December 2003

EC Aviation Directive

Limits annual working time of mobile personnel (such as
flight crew and pilots) to 2000 hours and restricts flying time to 900 hours.
Also covers some aspects of standby time, requires appropriate health and
safety protection for all mobile personnel and provides for a minimum number
of monthly and yearly rest days. Directive must be implemented in the UK by
December 2003, but no draft regulations have been issued yet.

1 August 2004

Working Time
(Amendment) Regulations (2)**

First part of phased introduction of junior
doctors’ hours limit: 58-hour maximum week.

March 2005

EC
Road Transport Directive

Provides that average weekly working time for mobile
workers (such as drivers) in the road transport industry may not exceed 48
hours. The maximum weekly working time may be extended to 60 hours only if,
over four months, an average of 48 hours a week is not exceeded. Also covers
night working and rest breaks. Directive must be implemented in the UK by
March 2005; no draft regulations issued yet.

August 2012

Working Time
(Amendment) Regulations (2)**

Final part of phased introduction of junior
doctors’ hours limit: 48-hour maximum week.

 

 

* 
Proposed regulations amending the Working Time Regulations 1998
following the ending of the UK specific opt-out from certain provisions of the
EC Directive on the Protection of Young People at Work (94/33/EC).

 

** Proposed regulations amending the
Working Time Regulations 1998 to implement the Horizontal Amending Directive
(2000/34/EC) that amends the Working Time Directive (93/104/EC) to cover
sectors and activities originally excluded.

 

Source: http://www.xperthr.co.uk/

 

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