Employers who are subject to a generally binding collective agreement may directly apply the provisions agreed on the basis of Article 34 of the Working Time Act. However, provisions based on Article 34(2) of the Working Time Act which require agreement at local level cannot be applied. is the local authority whose actual employer is named in your employment contract, if so, your employment contract takes precedence over any other agreement and, as such, would be payable over time. Your local agreement is not legally binding as you can only have one work contact with any employer and since your employment contract is supported by labour law, it will prevail by law. The agreement must ensure that all employees have the same potential to participate jointly in the discussion on occupational health and safety. . . .