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2005-09-07 09:18:30

By Aine Gallagher STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - Builders and barmaids working outdoors will not have to be shielded from sunshine by their employers under European Union rules after a revolt by lawmakers on Wednesday. The European Parliament voted to leave it to individual EU states to regulate whether bosses should have to protect staff from the sun's harmful radiation, in a victory for pro-business conservative, liberal and nationalist deputies. "It's a great victory for...

2005-09-07 07:28:49

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - European employers will not be made liable for workers' over-exposure to sunshine, the European Parliament decided on Wednesday. The EU legislature rejected binding Europe-wide rules by 397 to 260 with 9 abstentions, leaving it to each member state to rule whether employers should have to protect builders, farm labourers and barmaids working outdoors from the sun's harmful radiation. The draft law sparked a frenzy in the British and German tabloid...

2005-09-02 10:06:02

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Parliament is split over controversial legislation intended to protect workers from over-exposure to sunshine, ahead of a vote next week. The 732-member assembly will vote next Wednesday on a bill which seeks to protect workers from exposure to artificial and natural forms of radiation which can damage eyes and skin. Tabloid media in Europe had a field day with the draft European Union rules during the summer, with Britain's Sun newspaper running a...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.