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Russell & Ors v Transocean International Resources Ltd & Ors (Scotland) - annual leave can be required to be taken during field-breaks

There is no rule under the Working Time Directive or, therefore, the Working Time Regulations 1998, that a pre-ordained rest period, when the worker is free from all obligations to the employer, can never constitute "annual leave". Accordingly the employer of oil-rig workers (or other shut-down trades, teachers etc) is entitled to insist that annual leave is taken during pre-ordained "field-breaks" or rest periods. 

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