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  1. Netherlands - Night work - Law, Act

    Act to amend the Labour Act of 1919 (LS 1977-Neth. 1 (cons.)) with regard to night work carried out by women in factories or other workplaces and to the abolition of other sex discriminatory provisions.

    Adoption: 1989-04-12 | NLD-1989-L-8382

  2. Netherlands - Night work - Law, Act

    An Act to amend the Labour Act 1919 [LS 1977 - Neth. 1 (consolidation)] by making provisions in connection with the cancellation of the ban on night work by women in factories or workplaces.

    Adoption: 1986-05-05 | NLD-1986-L-2260

    Amends ss. 30 and 97 and inserts a new s. 28a. The district chief labour inspector may give written permission to allow women to work between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. on weekdays, between 1 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Saturdays, and between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. on Sundays. The Act defines the cases in which permission may be denied (e.g. where women are assigned less favourable hours of work than men). The Act also addresses the role of the union in the permission process, and the presentation of an appeal from a decision. The new version of s. 30 eliminates the requirement that where permission for a variance is given, the woman had to have a night's rest of at least 11 consecutive hours, including at least 7 consecutive hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. According to its preamble, this Act has been adopted in line with the policy of promoting equal treatment for men and women in employment in factories and workplaces.


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