German industrial workers win right to flexible hours

German industrial workers win right to flexible hours
 

Industrial workers in south-western Germany have won the right to reduced working hours as part of a deal that could benefit millions of employees across the country.
Workers will be able to reduce their weekly hours from 35 to 28 for up to two years to look after their families.
The deal covers almost one million workers in Baden-Württemberg state and also gives them a pay rise.
It could be extended to the 3.9 million workers in Germany's industrial sector.
What has been agreed? A reduced working week to care for children, the elderly or sick relatives was a key demand by IG Metall, the... read more

 
6 February 2018 in World News, Views: 33
Source: BBC
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