Op-Ed: “Much ado about nothing: paid leave not in the scope of Directive 2003/88/EC is an issue for national regulation” by José María Miranda Boto
Statistics show that the Spanish labour courts have become true aficionados of preliminary rulings of the Court of Justice of the European Union. The Spanish legislature, on the other hand, is not as receptive to Luxembourg’s influence in national Labour Law. However, concerning working time, over the last 20 years, some of these decisions have led to important reforms in national legislation, such as Merino Gómez (C-342/01), Vicente Pereda (C-277/08) or Federación de Servicios de Comisiones Obreras (C-55/18).
The Spanish Statute of Workers’ Rights, Estatuto de los Trabajadores, deals under the title ‘Working time’ with a very varied and high number of issues, the scope of which is not covered by that of Directive 2003/88/EC. Art