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Source: Die Linke “While some work until they drop, others are involuntarily part-time or cannot find employment. We have to redistribute the work. We need secure working conditions for everyone: with a shorter full-time job with wages compensation ”, commented Susanne Ferschl, deputy chairwoman of the DIE LINKE parliamentary group, the report from the Federal Statistical Office that 4.4 million people want to work more. Ferschl continues: “A redistribution of work in the form of a reduction in working hours is not only the logical answer to the Corona crisis and the transformation that is taking place at the same time with the threat of job losses. We would also protect those who suffer from excessive working hours, unpaid overtime and increasing workload at the expense of their health. This means that everyone can live a good and healthy life from their work. DIE LINKE demands that the maximum permitted weekly working hours in the Working Hours Act be reduced from 48 to 40 hours per week. We support the unions in their dispute about further reductions in working hours. In addition, there must be a right to a minimum number of hours per week of 22 hours per week, which can only be deviated from at the request of the employee.

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