Munich (dpa / lby) - Bavaria wants to work for more flexible working hours and enable a daily working time of more than ten hours. "We finally have to adapt the working time laws to the reality of people's living environments," said Labor and Social Affairs Minister Ulrike Scharf (CSU) of the "Rheinische Post" (Wednesday/Düsseldorf). "We need more flexibility to be able to combine family with work - this also increases the employment rate. A first important step is to allow working times of more than ten hours for individual working days a week on a voluntary basis and in compliance with employee protection. "
According to the report, Bavaria justifies its demand with the lack of skilled workers in tourism, gastronomy and construction. Companies would have to be able to deploy their staff more flexibly in order to be able to maintain offers.