Right to disconnect
The right to disconnect is fundamental, and this, even more since the increased digitization of work.
Clear measures must be taken to protect the interests but also the health and well-being of the staff of the European institutions: defined hours when the worker can be reached, computer and ergonomic equipment provided by the employer, etc. It is also imperative to resolve the massive increase in information received (up to 30% more emails sent!) And the workload which increases considerably in teleworking.
The European Parliament is calling for a directive on the right to disconnect which is expected to be voted on in plenary this month.
Union Syndicale calls for this directive to be applied to the staff of the institutions as from now.
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