Finnish President puts forward working time opt-out proposal

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The Finnish Presidency of the European Union is trying to end the deadlock over revision of the Working Time Directive by proposing a new compromise that will allow countries to offer an opt-out of the maximum weekly hours rule. At the moment the UK is the country that makes most use of the opt-out that says that individual workers can sign away the 48-hour maximum working week limit. Unions having been arguing hard for abolition of the opt-out but the Finnish government is now proposing retention of the opt-out with a new 60-hour weekly limit averaged over four months.
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EPSU is calling on its affiliates urgently to lobby their governments against the Finnish proposal.
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