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The Best Vehicle for Delivering Workers’ ‘Right to Disconnect’ is Collective Bargaining: Congress

Aug 07 2018, 10:22    ICTU

Working time is regulated under the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997 and places responsibility on employers for ensuring their workers get sufficient time for rest and relaxation, as set out in the Act. Since the introducing of this Act, advances in smartphone technology is exposing many workers to longer working hours by making them reachable outside of office hours. Trade unions were central to the success of the 8-hour day movement in the 18th and 19th centuries and they remain central …