Austria - Longer working time destroys work-life balance - March 31, 2018

The Chamber of Labour and the trade union confederation ÖGB currently campaign on the future of labour in an online dialogue initiative. The part dedicated to the consequences of an hourly working time of 12-hours led to massive responses, with an online participation of some 18,000 people. Many workers indicated that they already worked long hours and referred to fatigue and increasing work-related stress. The result confirms the expected negative effects. An overwhelming majority of the replies was very critical about the impact of a prolonged working day on the work-life balance, on children care and on the own leisure time.

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