Iceland -Workers want shorter work week March 05, 2015

Research presented at a conference on balancing work and family life shows that 40% of the population supports the idea of working fewer hours for the same pay.

Research presented at a conference on balancing work and family life shows that 40% of the population supports the idea of working fewer hours for the same pay. Most workers said they were balancing work and home life well, but other questions regarding conflict and stress in the workplace showed that 40% supported shortening the working hours in a week. There were also 24% who said they could see themselves refusing to work overtime, and 22% who want to reduce their work percentage.

English: http://grapevine.is/news/2015/03/09/40-of-icelanders-want-a-shorter-work-week/

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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