On 6 November 2017, the Government launched a new programme act covering a wide range of employment-related issues.
One of the proposals is a simplification of night work in e-commerce.
Now, the introduction of night work is quite difficult, because it requires a collective bargaining agreement signed by all trade unions within a company. With the new act, this would no longer be necessary, as the agreement of a single trade union would suffice.
The Government has indicated that this proposal is temporary and subject to an evaluation at the end of 2019.
Please note that before becoming actual legislation, this act still needs to be approved by the Federal Parliament.