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Transocean International Resources Ltd & ors. v Russell & ors - Holiday rights of offshore workers [2006] EAT

Offshore workers employed on oil and gas rigs claimed that the Working Time Regulations 1998 applied to them as although the rigs were more than 12 miles offshore and therefore outside British territorial waters they were within the UK sector of the Continental Shelf (UKCS). If the workers were correct, ECJ rulings re on-call time being "working time" would mean that under the regulations they would be entitled to 4 weeks paid annual leave on top of their contractual 26 weeks shore leave.

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