For all workers: Left-wing politicians are calling for 30 hours a week

Leading politician of the Left are calling for the introduction of a 30-hour week for all workers. This is justified among other things with the digitization of

For all workers: Left-wing politicians are calling for 30 hours a week

Leading politician of the Left are calling for the introduction of a 30-hour week for all workers. This is justified among other things with the digitization of economy and society, as a position paper, the party Chairman Katja Kipping, the MEP Martin Schirdewan, and of the members of the Berlin house of representatives, Katalin Gennburg shows, the is the editors ' network Germany (RND/Sunday).

"We need a General reduction of working time to 30 hours per week in full-time, productivity, progress all to come Good, and to allow all sufficient time for family and care work, political interference, personal development and leisure," it says, according to the RND in the paper.

The new digital technologies could facilitate human work and productivity potential to the Benefit of all released. You should not lead "to the summarization of work, to increase the Stress, to increased control by the Management, to the relocation of activities to collective loose subcontractors and the pressure on collective standards, wages and working conditions". The Left politicians also requested the co-determination rights of the workforce and to protect their works councils on the use of technologies and to expand.

Kipping, Schirdewan, and Gennburg plead also the Power of dominant market position to limit digital companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Google , Apple & co. to. "The new monopolies must be unbundled," reads the paper.

Updated Date: 16 August 2020, 16:19

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