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Document ID (ISN)101345
CIS number 03-53
ISSN - Serial title 1725-2555 - Official Journal of the European Union - Journal officiel de l'Union européenne
Year 2003
Convention or series no. 2003/88/CE 2003/88/EC
Title Directive 2003/88/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 November 2003 concerning certain aspects of the organisation of working time [European Union]
Original title Directive 2003/88/CE du Parlement européen et du Conseil du 4 novembre 2003 concernant certains aspects de l'aménagement du temps de travail [Union européenne] [in French]
Directiva 2003/88/CE del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo, de 4 de noviembre de 2003, relativa a determinados aspectos de la ordenación del tiempo de trabajo [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 18 Nov. 2003, 46th Year, No.L 299, p.9-19.
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Abstract This Directive replaces Council Directive 93/104/EC of 23 November 1993 (CIS 94-1807) on the same subject, as modified by Dir. 2000/34/EC. It regulates minimum periods of daily and weekly rest and annual leave, as well as breaks, maximum weekly working time, and certain aspects of night work, shift work and patterns of work. It applies to all workers with the exception of seafarers. Contents: definitions; minimum rest periods (11 consecutive hours per 24h period; a rest break if the working day >6h; 24h + daily rest per each 7-day period; average maximum weekly working time: 48h; 4 weeks annual leave); provisions relating to night and shift work (incl. appropriate safety and health protection); right of Member States to introduce more favourable legislation; reference periods; derogations and exemptions (incl. by collective agreements); special provisions for mobile workers, offshore work and workers on board seagoing fishing vessels.
Descriptors (primary) work organization; European Union; shift work; workbreaks; hours of work; work time schedules; night work
Descriptors (secondary) holidays; directive; deep-sea fishing
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceEuropean Union
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Hours of work