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On 19 May 2015, the European Commission presented a 700+ page package of documents. They describe the principles to which European legislation must adhere, as well as the processes leading up to making or revising EU legislation. The package is aimed at improving the conditions for Europe’s small and medium-sized companies by “cutting red tape” and “removing unnecessary burdens”. UNI Europa has criticised the package for its lack of commitment to social conditions, for its favouritism of industry needs, and for the Commission’s attempt to de-democratise the legislative process.
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Unions fight against archaic working time law in Austria

Friday 14 September 2018

On 1st September a new law on working time entered into force in Austria increasing the working day from maximum 8 to 12 hours and the working week from 40 to 60 hours. The Austrian Conservative Party (ÖVP) and the right wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) pushed through this law which introduces a 60 hour work…

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Unions call for a working time overhaul at high-level conference

Wednesday 12 September 2018

This week, UNI Europa and its largest Austrian affiliate, GPA-djp, held a two-day high-level conference in Vienna on working time. Against the back drop of a new law in Austria increasing the working day from eight to twelve hours and the working week from forty to sixty hours, the conference was an opportunity for trade…

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