Achieving a shorter working week across Europe

European Network for the Fair Sharing of Working Time newsletter

After decades in the political wilderness, the shorter working week is fast becoming one of the major political issues across Europe. This map and newsletter will track the latest developments.

The shorter working week has always been at the heart of the labour movement. The 8-Hour Movement extended beyond borders and ensured that today we enjoy things like the weekend and the eight-hour day. After decades in the political wilderness, the shorter working week is fast becoming one of the major political issues across Europe. The European Network for the Fair Sharing of Working Time represents an attempt to coordinate the efforts of the trade unions, political parties, and civil society actors across Europe.

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The newsletter is produced by the New Economics Foundation (UK), and is coordinated by ATTAC (Germany – Group ArbeitFAIRTeilen) and Réseau Roosevelt (France). It is supported by Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Brussels Office, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.