(October 2016) The European Commission's 2017 includes plans to publish an interpretative communication and implementation report on the Working Time Directive. Proposals on the Directive have been expected for some time since the Commission carried out surveys and consultations in late 2014 and 2015. The Commission is proposing a non-legislative initiative that will provide legal clarity (see REFIT Scoreboard page 353). It talks of health and safety but also of "alleviating administrative burdens".
Working time in Commission's 2017 work programme
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The Health and Social Services Standing Committee has initiated the EPSU response to the [European Commission Communication->http://europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/labour_law/documentation_en.htm] on certain aspects of the working time directive. The position will respond to
(January 2017) The European Commission has announced that it will issue an Interpretative Communication on the Working Time Directive. This means that, at least for the time being, the Commission has no plans to launch a revision of the Directive. The Communication will bring together information on the major European Court of Justice rulings on the Directive and include other information that the Commission says will help clarify issues and aid implementation. The initial reaction of the ETUC delegation that was invited to a meeting at very short notice was that this could be a positive