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PR(05)06: Liechtenstein fails to implement Directive on Framework Agreement on part-time work

24.2.2005

The Authority delivered a reasoned opinion today due to Liechtenstein’s failure to implement the Directive on Framework Agreement on part-time work.

The purpose of the Directive is to implement the Framework Agreement on part-time work concluded on 6 June 1997 between the general cross-industry organizations (UNICE, CEEP and the ETUC) annexed to the directive.

The purpose of the Framework Agreement is to provide for the removal of discrimination against part-time workers and to improve the quality of part-time work. It should also facilitate the development of part-time work on a voluntary basis and to contribute to the flexible organization of working time in a manner which takes into account the needs of employers and workers.

Compliance with the directive should have been ensured by Liechtenstein, either by implementation into national law by 20 February 2000 or by voluntary agreements between organisations representing employers and employees by 20 February 2001.

Liechtenstein has failed to fully implement the directive by not introducing the necessary national provisions nor ensuring that a voluntary agreement between the industry organisations was put in place within the time limit.

The purpose of the reasoned opinions is to give Liechtenstein a last chance to implement the Directive before the Authority decides whether to bring the matter before the EFTA Court.

The Authority delivered a reasoned opinion yesterday due to Liechtenstein’s failure to implement the Directive on Framework Agreement on part-time work.

The purpose of the Directive is to implement the Framework Agreement on part-time work concluded on 6 June 1997 between the general cross-industry organizations (UNICE, CEEP and the ETUC) annexed to the directive.

The purpose of the Framework Agreement is to provide for the removal of discrimination against part-time workers and to improve the quality of part-time work. It should also facilitate the development of part-time work on a voluntary basis and to contribute to the flexible organization of working time in a manner which takes into account the needs of employers and workers.

Compliance with the directive should have been ensured by Liechtenstein, either by implementation into national law by 20 February 2000, or by voluntary agreements between organisations representing employers and employees by 20 February 2001.

Liechtenstein has failed to fully implement the directive by not introducing the necessary national provisions nor ensuring that a voluntary agreement between the industry organisations was put in place within the time limit.

The purpose of the reasoned opinions is to give Liechtenstein a last chance to implement the Directive before the Authority decides whether to bring the matter before the EFTA Court. Liechtenstein has been given two months to take the measures necessary to comply with the reasoned opinion.

For further information, please contact: Mr. Niels Fenger, (Director, Legal & Executive Affairs), tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 30.

24 February 2005




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