Adoption of collective agreement regarding night work does not, in itself, equate to implementation of the relevant EU legislation

Posted in : Commercial Law for Employers on 14 December 2022
Kevin McVeigh
Elliott Duffy Garrett
Issues covered: Collective agreements; EU legislation

Key Issues:        Social Policy – Working Time   

Case:                  Coca-Cola European Partners GmbH v L.B. & R.G.

Reference:         Case C-257/21 and C-258/21, CJEU (Seventh Chamber), 7 July 2022

Legislation:       Directive 2003/88/EC


L.B. and R.G. performed night shift work for Coca-Cola, which had concluded a company-level collective agreement with the Food, Beverages and Catering Union, under which Coca-Cola is bound by provisions of a German national collective

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Kevin McVeigh
Elliott Duffy Garrett

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