The shelves have been tidied, the goods have been ordered, the book-keeping is done. Now the shop assistant in an ordinary shop is waiting for the next customer to walk in. Is this waiting time part of working time?
It may seem coincidental that an Irishman became General Secretary of COMECE in 2013 at the start of the Irish EU Presidency. Fr Patrick Daly’s appointment as head of the COMECE Secretariat, however, could not be further from coincidence.