European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions

The European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI) is a confederation of 40 trade union organisations from 20 European countries and 4 European trade union organisations, with a total of more than 5 million individual members. 1 further trade union organisations enjoys observer status.

[email protected]: What constitutes working time under EU law?

On Wednesday September 26, CESI held a further edition of its lunchtime debate series ‘[email protected]’, this time on the very heated topic of the interpretation of working time legislation – more specifically on possible impacts of the recent ‘Matzak’ judgment of the European Court of Justice (CJEU) of February 21 2018 which had ruled that, under EU law, stand-by time of a worker at home who is obliged to respond to calls from the employer within a short period must be regarded as 'working time'.