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Right to disconnect needed now

Jan 21 2021, 15:40    ETUC

Right to disconnect needed now dmelli@etuc.org Thu, 21/01/2021 - 16:40 The European Parliament has now recognised the need for a ‘right to disconnect’ and called for EU action to make that right a reality for working people in the EU. ETUC Deputy General Secretary Esther Lynch said “We now expect the European Commission to come forward with legislation so that working people can enforce their right to disconnect from work outside working hours.


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