Judgment of the Court (Sixth Chamber) of 26 June 2001.

The Queen v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, ex parte Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematographic and Theatre Union (BECTU).

Reference for a preliminary ruling: High Court of Justice (England & Wales), Queen's Bench Division (Crown Office) - United Kingdom.

Social policy - Protection of the health and safety of workers - Directive 93/104/EC - Entitlement to paid annual leave - Condition imposed by national legislation - Completion of a qualifying period of employment with the same employer.

Case C-173/99.


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2001:356
26/06/2001 BECTU
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2001:356
26/06/2001 BECTU
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2001:81
08/02/2001 BECTU
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
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Reports of Cases

2001 I-04881

Subject-matter

Preliminary ruling ─ High Court of Justice (Queen's Bench Division) ─ Interpretation of Article 7 of Council Directive 93/104/EC of 23 November 1993 ─ Paid annual leave ─ Conditions for granting ─ Completion of minimum period of employment with the same employer

Systematic classification scheme

1.
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-15 Social policy
    B-15.05 Protection of the health and safety of workers


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 118A : paragraphs 37, 60
  • Directive 93/104 : paragraphs 35 - 37, 40, 43, 45, 48 - 50, 52, 53, 55, 56, 59, 60, 63
  • Directive 93/104 -A01P1 : paragraph 37
  • Directive 93/104 -A07 : paragraph 41
  • Directive 93/104 -A07P1 : paragraphs 34, 36, 46, 64
  • Directive 93/104 -A15 : paragraph 40
  • Directive 93/104 -A17 : paragraphs 40, 50
  • Directive 93/104 -A18P1LBLII : paragraphs 42, 47, 60
  • Directive 93/104 -C1 : paragraph 37
  • Directive 93/104 -C4 : paragraphs 37, 39
  • Directive 93/104 -C7 : paragraph 37
  • Directive 93/104 -C8 : paragraph 37
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -146/89 : paragraph 56
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -84/94 : paragraph 60

Operative part

  • Interprets : Directive 93/104 -A07P1

Opinion

  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 118A : points 44 - 46, 52
  • Directive 93/104 -A07 : points 29, 30, 39, 41, 42, 53, 56
  • Directive 93/104 -A07P1 : point 32
  • Directive 93/104 -A07P2 : points 31, 38, 50
  • Directive 93/104 -A17 : point 30
  • Directive 93/104 -A17P3 : point 30
  • Directive 93/104 -A18P1LB : point 52
  • Directive 93/104 -C4 : point 24
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2000) : points 26 - 28
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2000) -A31P2 : point 26
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -189/91 : point 52
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -84/94 : points 44, 51


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 10/05/1999

Date of the Opinion

  • 08/02/2001

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

26/06/2001


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 204 from 17.07.1999, p.28

Judgment: OJ C 227 from 11.08.2001, p.2

Name of the parties

BECTU

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Azzena, Luisa: Il giudice comunitario e la Carta dei diritti fondamentali dell' Unione europea, Rivista italiana di diritto pubblico comunitario 2001 p.613-617
  2. Kürner, Christoph: Mindestdienstzeit für Urlaubsanspruch europarechtswidrig, European Law Reporter 2001 p.243-245
  3. Van der Steen, I.: Arrest BECTU: communautaire beginselen van sociaal recht, Nederlands tijdschrift voor Europees recht 2001 p.228-232
  4. Ricci, G.: Il Foro italiano 2001 IV Col.412-414
  5. X: Revue de jurisprudence sociale 2001 p.833-834
  6. Ricci, Giancarlo: BECTU: An Unlimited Right to Annual Paid Leave, Industrial Law Journal 2001 p.401-408
  7. Mouthaan, Solange: The BECTU Case: A la recherche de la charte oubliée, European Current Law 2001 Part 12 p.xi-xiv
  8. Clergerie, Jean-Louis: L'utilisation de la Charte communautaire des droits sociaux fondamentaux des travailleurs pour éclairer les dispositions d'une directive, Recueil Le Dalloz 2002 Jur. p.446-447
  9. Scala, Giovanni: "L'emergere" della Carta dei diritti fondamentali dell'Unione Europea nella giurisprudenza della Corte di giustizia, Giurisprudenza italiana 2002 p.250-259
  10. Benedetti, Giuseppe: La rilevanza giuridica della Carta europea innanzi alla Corte di giustizia: il problema delle ferie annuali retribuite, Carte Europea e diritti dei privati 2002 p.127-130



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

High Court of Justice (England & Wales), Queen's Bench Division - United Kingdom

Subject-matter

  • Social policy

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

sixième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Schintgen

Advocate General

Tizzano

Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • Italian