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On Vacation and Sick? A Court Says Take Another (Euro weenies)
New York Times ^
| June 21, 2012
| Paul Geitner
Posted on 06/22/2012 9:17:35 AM PDT by C19fan
For most Europeans, almost nothing is more prized than their four to six weeks of guaranteed annual vacation leave. But it was not clear just how sacrosanct that time off was until Thursday, when Europes highest court ruled that workers who happened to get sick on vacation were legally entitled to take another vacation.
The Court of Justice had previously ruled that a person who gets sick before going on vacation is entitled to reschedule the vacation, and on Thursday it said that right extended into the vacation itself.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Germany; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: europe; vacation
Not one dime to Europe but unfortunately we get stuck with a nice part of the bill when the IMF bails out those lazy countries.
posted on 06/22/2012 9:17:38 AM PDT
German taxpayers just love working overtime to pay for vacation time for Greek, Spanish, and Italian slackers. Heil Vacation!
posted on 06/22/2012 9:20:18 AM PDT
(The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
Looks like the NYT has been reading the EU Observer
(a day late, of course).
No need to worry; once everything is harmonized, the collective will always benefit . . .
posted on 06/22/2012 9:22:13 AM PDT
Sorry; make that the BBC.
posted on 06/22/2012 9:23:17 AM PDT
US taxpayers will pick up this benefit with our contribution to the IMF.
Actually, we should applaud even more freebies for European workers..it makes for more business for our exporters. More German cars built in the US..etc. So go for it..Euroslugs.
posted on 06/22/2012 9:26:45 AM PDT
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