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EU Working Time Directive?

- T-Mobile UK launches White Paper in response to EU Working Time Directive

- T-Mobile calls for shift in debate with focus on flexible working

- Win-win: Both employers and staff can both benefit from Mobile Working opportunities

August 11th 2006, London: The issue of EU working hours is becoming an increasingly pressing issue. T-Mobile UK today calls for a debate around working time to encourage staff to work more flexibly.

People should be given the mobile tools necessary to enable them to work where they want, when they want.

T-Mobile is launching a White Paper, "Time for a Deadtime Directive?"
highlighting the need to elevate the issue of flexible working onto the business agenda. The Paper looks at the standpoints on the EU Working Time Directive, and examines how a flexible approach to when and where we work, through access to mobile working opportunities, can help business productivity whilst at the same time ensuring that workers benefit from an optimum work/life balance.

The European Parliament and a number of EU states are keen that all member nations adhere to the EU Working Time Directive - a working week of no longer than 48 hours. However, the UK and other countries (including Austria, Germany, Hungary, Poland) want employees to be able to work additional hours if they volunteer to do so.

With a decision regarding the UK's opt-out of the EU Working Time Directive still hanging in the balance, businesses must examine ways in which they can ... continue > 


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Published: 14 August 2006      Ref: onrec.com

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