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EuroCommerce: European Parliament’s Vote On Predictable Working To Risk Retail Jobs

Published on Oct 22 2018 12:52 PM in Retail tagged: European Parliament / EuroCommerce / Working Conditions / Paywall

EuroCommerce: European Parliament’s Vote On Predictable Working To Risk Retail Jobs

EuroCommerce, the body which represents the retail sector in Europe, has said that some of the proposed amendments to the Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions Directive will act against the interests of both temporary and permanent workers in the European retail sector.

The amendments will impact the hiring of young workers employed on contracts up to eight hours per week, and restrain retailers from hiring extra staff to meet peak demand, or replace sick employees.

EuroCommerce director general, Christian Verschueren, said, “By removing the flexibility needed by the sector to employ extra staff at peak times such as Christmas, the Parliament is putting at risk not only temporary jobs, but the future of retailers with permanent employees as well.”

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