MG v Dublin City Council [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Court of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Health and Safety, Working Time
Issues covered: Working Time; Stand-by Time; Health and Safety; Directive 2003/88


MG is a retained firefighter employed by Dublin City Council on a part-time basis. He is, by virtue of a system of stand-by time, retained by the brigade of the fire station by which he was trained.

MG is required to participate in 75% of that brigade’s interventions, with the option of abstaining from the remaining interventions. Without being obliged, during his periods of stand-by time, to be present at a specific place, he must, when he receives an emergency call to participate in an intervention, endeavour to arrive at the fire station within 5 minutes of the call and, in any event, observe a maximum turn-out time of 10 minutes. That period of stand-by time according to a

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This article is correct at 11/04/2022

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