Working Time Directive under review - implementation date to be confirmed
In March 2010, the European Commission commenced the first stage
of mandatory consultation with European Union-level trade union and employers'
organisations seeking views on first, a possible comprehensive review of the
Working Time Directive (03/88/EC) (previously the Working Time Directive
(93/104/EC)) and second, which of the Directive's provisions should be adapted,
simplified or clarified to take account of developments in the length and
distribution of working time since the Directive was adopted in 1993.