European Union – Employment. The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that the Framework Agreement on part-time work, which was annexed to Council Directive (EC) 1997/81 (concerning the Framework Agreement on part-time work concluded by UNICE, CEEP and the ETUC), in particular cl 5.2 thereof, should be interpreted as meaning that, in circumstances such as those in the main proceedings, it did not preclude national legislation pursuant to which the employer could order the conversion of a part-time employment relationship into a full-time employment relationship without the consent of the worker concerned.