Federación de Servicios Privados del Sindicato Comisiones Obreras v Tyco Integrated Security SL and anor [2015]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    CJEU C‑266/14
  • Legal Body
    Court of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Working Time
Issues covered: Directive 2003/88/EC; Organisation of working time; Concept of ‘working time’; Peripatetic workers; No fixed or habitual place of work; Travelling time from a worker's home to the first customer and from the last customer to the worker's home

The Advocate General gave an opinion in the above case in June. The case involves peripatetic workers, whose job involves travel from home to a series of appointments and back home again. The employer does not count the travel time from home to the first customer's location or from the last customer to home. 

The AG's opinion was that the time that peripatetic workers (workers who are not assigned to a fixed or habitual place of work) spend travelling from home to the first customer designated by their employer and from the last customer designated by their employer to their homes constitutes ‘working time’, within the meaning of the Directive. 

The AG contended that the definition

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This article is correct at 11/09/2015

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