Originally Posted by monkeybreath
As far as i know, a company are not allowed to force you to opt in in the first place.
In my contract, i can sign the waiver to allow me to work over 48hours per week, but i can withdraw this by giving the company two weeks notice.
Check the details (or get your colleages to check) the contract details as it will be bound by the directive, so should be explained there in detail.
hope that is useful for starters
That's the bit they were on about, the waiver!
We are talking about the same company, these guys work 40 hours and are also working 24/7 callout rota plus working a saturday rota. I think they are wondering if they can say no to call-outs if they have already worked 48 hours. It's also very confusing about the 11 hours off work for night workers, it's not clear if occassional night workers are subject to these rules. They have looked through the legal stuff and I have come to the same conclusion, there is no info on cancelling the waiver you sign at a later date.
I just thought someone around here may have been involved personally or know of others in similar circumstances.