The purpose of this report is to analyze the differences and similarities between France and Ireland with respect to working conditions. While both countries have a common policy to protect employees, they also have different ways to maintain and ensure those standards through legislation.
Working conditions refer to a general environment in which employees exist at their place of work. They are characterized by:
-The level of risk: the danger of the work performed
The struggle quotient: whether the tasks are easy or difficult, pleasant or unpleasant
-The environment: the comfort of the workplace
-The social relationships at the workplace and so on.
A general indicator of working conditions would be the degree of employee satisfaction in their workplace.
In France, the legal work week and full time is 35 hours and the working day must not exceed 12 hours.
Tags: Working conditions in France and Ireland, legal limit on working hours, Work policy in Ireland and France
[...] It reports to the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment. ¬ An example: stress at work There are a number of reasons why employees develop stress at work (productivity, high speed, pressure from employers, harassment, etc.). It is an evil that strikes indiscriminately workers of both countries. France took this as an approach to reduce the number of hours worked in Ireland; other policies have been implemented to promote a work-life balance. In France, nearly a third of employees men and 37% of women) said to feel less stressed since the introduction of 35 hours per week. [...]
[...] Then the applicant's home and his or her sex and finally his or her physical appearance will be taken into consideration. To fight against such discrimination government initiatives and associations are multiplying. In France, Article L122-45 of the Labor Code made the unlawful employment discrimination, and many associations are trying to react HALDE in particular the High Authority against Discrimination and for Equality which promotes the use of SOS Racism and seniors who struggle against racial discrimination. The hiring discrimination still remains difficult to be controlled and convictions are extremely rare. [...]
[...] • For under 18 and apprentices, the absolute maximum working week is 35 hours. • All workers must have a daily rest period of 11 consecutive hours hours, in some cases, depending on collective agreements). • The duration of paid leave is 5 weeks. ¬ Ireland • The legal working time is regulated by the Organization of Working Time Act (1997). • The maximum limit is 9 hours per day and 48 hours per week. • For people under 18 years, working time is set by the 1996 Act on the Protection of Young Persons (Employment) (Protection of Young Persons (Employment) Act). [...]
[...] This charter, which was initiated at the Institute Montaigne, intends to contribute to "the fight against all forms of discrimination, whether in particular based on the surname, the identity or supposed origin, disability, the age or sexual orientation. “To date, over 1,500 businesses have signed the charter.” ¬ Ireland In Ireland it is the Law on Equal Treatment in Employment (Employment Equality Act) which aims to fight against discrimination. This Act prohibits discrimination in nine areas: sex, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race and Travelers. [...]
[...] They include: • the Higher Council for the prevention of occupational risks • Labor Inspection • the National Institute for Research in Security • the Institute for Public Health • NAALC (National Agency for the Improvement of Working Conditions) ¬ Ireland Employers and employees have specific responsibilities regarding health and safety at work. Each employee must take care of his or her health and safety and that of his or her colleagues'. The Health and Safety Authority is the national body in Ireland which is responsible for ensuring the health and safety at work. This is an agency under the control of the state, created as a result of "Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act" (1989). [...]
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