Thursday 23. October 2014

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Kinberger Thom
06.08 2012 - Empl rep
Austria is one of the founding members of the ESA, but at the central station in salzburg we have a new special regulation for a supermarket, open on sunday until 11.00 p.m.! They offer much more than food for the journey, it`s illegal in this form (the use over the approved 80m²) and against...
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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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