Adjusting working hours for railway companies

A supply shortage may mean more people are required to work in some sectors. In the rail sector, this can create a difficult situation because train drivers are subject to strict working hours regulations.

By temporarily relaxing the regulations of the Working Hours Act during a supply shortage, when extra labour is required, working hours can be extended so that essential transport services necessary to distribute supplies in Switzerland can still be provided.

This measure is founded on the legal provisions issued by the Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) and is closely coordinated with this office.

Last modification 13.11.2017

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