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European Union considers laws to curb working hours

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6988.1155a (Published 06 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1155

The European Commission is considering legislation, which would apply to the entire European Union, to set an upper ceiling on the number of hours junior doctors may work. The measure is part of a three year social action programme, drawn up by the social affairs commissioner, Padraig Flynn, and adopted last month. The programme includes a list of priorities ranging from labour standards and the creation of jobs to public health and initiatives to help disabled people.

The commission …

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