Spain - Researchers call for more flexible work hours to reconcile work and family - December 31, 2015

A report by the Institute for Family Policies (IFP) shows that Spain has the most rigid and longest working hour practices in the EU. It was found that 80% of the citizens believe their work-life balance is negatively impacted by long work hours and lack of possibilities to work from home. Work schedules and school or kinder garden schedules are notoriously out of sync, making it especially hard for parents to combine work and care tasks. The researchers condemn the spirit of presenteeism, which leads workers to stay in the office for extremely long hours regardless of productivity, in order to be perceived as hard working.

English: http://www.thelocal.es/20151202/spain-has-most-inflexible-working-conditions …  

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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