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What is ‘night’ work?
Night work is work performed during ‘night-time’ which, under the directive and Irish regulations, is:
- The time between midnight and 4 am hours for the transport of goods and between 1 am and 5 am hours for the transport of passengers.
Mobile workers and self-employed drivers may do a maximum of 10 hours’ work during the night-time in each 24-hour period, even if only five minutes of that work occurs during night-time. Any person who spends any amount of time working between the hours of midnight and 4 am for the transport of goods and between 1 am and 5 am for the transport of passengers are subject to a working limit of 10 hours for that 24 hour period.
You may extend the 10-hour night limit, although mobile workers will still have to obey the rest requirements of the EU Rules on drivers Hours. If a collective agreement is in place, employers and employees should sign up to the agreement and be familiar with its terms.
And do not forget what working time means. You find it in the previous blog.
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