The Prince’s Government and the elected National Council are cooperating in introducing a new law to protect the interests of employees who work night shifts in the Principality.
The bill is expected to go before the National Council within a few weeks for a vote. The bill was originally proposed by the National Council, before the Government decided it would be worthwhile to be associated with its preparation and introduction.
At present, in terms of night-time work, there are only legal provisions in force to protect woman and children.
Didier Gamerdinger, Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs, said that there are around 9,500 employees in Monaco who are involved in working at night, and the new legislative bill “was worth working on.” The new bill is more ‘ambitious’ than the original proposals, and has been devised with the input of social partners, employees and employers.