European Union – Employment. The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that cl 4.2 of the Framework Agreement on part-time work, annexed to Council Directive (EC) 97/81 (concerning the framework agreement on part-time work concluded by UNICE, CEEP and the ETUC, as amended by Council Directive (EC) 98/23), should be interpreted as meaning that the principle pro rata temporis applied to the calculation of the amount of a dependent child allowance paid by an employer to a part-time worker pursuant to a collective agreement such as that applicable to the employees of Austrian banks and bankers.