Working time developments – 2010


The actual working week of full-time employees was longer than the average normal collectively agreed working week in almost all EU Member States in 2010, according to Eurofound's latest annual update of working time developments. This effectively reverses the trend, visible since 2006, of a narrowing gap between actual and collectively agreed working hours. The report also finds that average annual leave entitlements combined with public holidays add up to an EU average of 35 days; however, the difference between countries at the two ends of the leave spectrum is huge - almost two-and-a-half working weeks.

author(s): European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions – J. Cabrita, M. Ortigão
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