UK to face court action over working time directive opt-out

The
Government is being taken to court of by the European Commission (EC) over
alleged breaches of the Working Time Directive.

The
case comes after trade union Amicus complained to the EC, claiming the UK is
letting businesses to exploit an opt-out which allows staff to work over the
48-hour a week maximum.

Amicus
said it has received a letter from the EC saying it will proceed with action
before the European Court of Justice.

By Quentin Reade

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