Pfeiffer v Deutsches Rotes Kreuz

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This is an EU case

2005

people who worked for the red cross said their agreement to work 49 hours violated te wrking time directive

Red Crossa said emegercy workers were like civil servants and thus outside the purview of the legislation

Pfeiffer was a red crooss guy who moved the action

CJEU said collective agreement to work 49 hours was invalid. people can only opt out individually

emergency workers are not akin to civil servant

the exemtions to the working time directive are v limited and must only be those that are strikyl neeful

the worker is a waker party and must not be pressurised into a bad deal

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About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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