MG v Dublin City Council Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyCourt of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionHealth and Safety, Working Time
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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