Czechia - Five hours work a day - August 31, 2018

The 40-hour workweek – five days at eight hours – has historically been the standard in the country. The standard working week of 41.1 hours rates among the longest in Europe. Trade unions have been pushing for a shorter working week by two and a half hours while maintaining the same level of income, in the campaign ‘End of the Long Work Week’. A recent survey shows that workers are even dreaming of much more – a five-hour work day and unlimited holidays. The survey revealed that 45% of the respondents would welcome a five-hour work day, saying it would significantly reduce their stress and boost their well-being.

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