Thursday 23. October 2014

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ALBANIA Zana
22.11 2011
Growing up during the regime in the '80s I witnessed my mother celebrating Sundays as a family day by baking yummy treats together. She never did laundry on Sundays, even though she worked full time. I asked her how did she manage to keep us sparkling clean, without having even running...
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Working Conditions at Risk

unknownEmpirical studies prove that non-standard working hours cause a de-synchronisation of the social rhythms, which has a serious negative effect on the health and safety of workers. Unsustainable working time patterns (unpredictable on-call duties, broken hours, shift work, unsocial working hours such as night- and weekend work) can lead to increased stress and illnesses, as well as absenteeism related to strong feelings of a lack of control and influence on one’s work and life. People usually work on Sundays or at irregular hours out of financial necessity rather than by choice. Unsustainable working time patterns, especially when they do not allow for enough working hours, are a main source of the growing phenomenon of the “working poor” in Europe.

 

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