Court ruling boost for care workers

Germany
A regional labour court ruling means that care workers can claim the minimum wage for their on-call hours. The particular case involved a care worker on a two-week rota of shifts providing round-the-clock care for two sisters suffering from dementia. She had to sleep on the premises and was paid less than the minimum wage for the care sector (€8.50) for those periods when she was not working but still on-call. [Read more at > ver.di (DE)->http://www.verdi.de/themen/nachrichten/++co++53bd454a-7559-11e4-8f13-52540059119e]

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