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Paris 2024 Olympic Games: a decree to be able to suspend weekly rest

Less rest due to the Games: the government published this Friday in the Official Journal a decree allowing the suspension of weekly rest in companies participating in the broadcast or organization of the Olympic Games, over a period of almost a year. month this summer.

This exemption is granted “to establishments experiencing an extraordinary increase in work for the purposes of capturing, transmitting, broadcasting and retransmitting the competitions organized as part of the 2024 Olympic Games as well as to ensure activities relating to the organization of the events and the operation of sites linked to the organization and running of the Olympic Games,” indicates the decree.

The exemption is valid from July 18 to August 14, with the Games taking place from July 26 to August 11.

The decree specifies that compensatory rest “at least equal to the duration of the suspended rest is granted to the employees concerned immediately after the period mentioned in article 1”.

The article of law which provides for this possibility of suspension of the weekly rest (article L3132-5 of the labor code) specifies that the weekly rest can be suspended “twice at most per month”.

Several sectors of activity will face sustained and continuous activity during the Olympics, particularly the media.

Thus the Olympics will occupy almost all of the airtime on France 2 and France 3, leaving only room for news news and religious broadcasts on Sunday morning.

The Olympic organizing committee recently estimated that the decree would affect several thousand people.

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