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Labour unveils plans for a 48-hour cap on working week

Plans for a 48-hour cap on the working week in Scotland have been put forward by Labour to tackle a culture of “long hours and job monotony”. Labour leader Kezia Dugdale is calling on the UK and Scottish Governments to work with businesses to consider limiting the working-week to 48 hours by closing the current EU working directive opt-outs. The party says the new powers coming back to Holyrood after Brexit would allow such a cap to be introduced in Scotland. The impact of new technology and automation means the measure is realistic, Labour says, without hitting productivity.

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Category: Employment » Working time. Keyword(s): Devolution. Area(s) of law: Employment; Public Sector.
Source: Scotsman.

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