Union takes working time case to Commission

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Public service union IMPACT has approached the European Commission about a claim that health employers are in breach of working time legislation over residential care staff who are often required to sleep over where they work. IMPACT says that some staff are routinely required to work a 63-hour week and are only paid a sleepover allowance. The union wants to see a properly enforced 39-hour week with any overtime paid at a higher rate, including any sleepover time. It is also calling for staff just to have one sleepover night a week.
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