Bosses wooed over 48-hour week law

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Bosses wooed over 48-hour week law

The Government is to spend pounds 1m on an advertising campaign trying to persuade businesses to support its legislation on workers' rights. The Working Time Directive, which comes into effect on 1 October, imposes a 48-hour week, three weeks paid leave, and the right to 11 hours consecutive rest in a 24-hour period. It also entitles workers to at least one day off a week. The campaign reflects Whitehall concern that businessmen are angry that their hands will be tied by the new regulations.

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