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04.09 2011
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JOINT STATEMENT OF THE EUROPEAN SUNDAY ALLIANCE ON THE OCCASION OF THE ANNUAL EUROPEAN DAY FOR A WORK-FREE SUNDAY ON MARCH 3 2021

1700 years Sunday protection: The value of synchronised free time in times of increasing digitalisation

On March 3, 321 AD, emperor Constantine decreed Sunday to be a day of rest protected by law. On the occasion of today’s 1700-year anniversary of a work-free Sunday, the European Sunday Alliance recalls the lasting value of synchronised free time – in most European countries traditionally on Sundays – and the importance of protecting it. On this year’s annual European Day for a Work-Free Sunday, the European Sunday Alliance calls on political leaders in Europe to pay more attention to the value of synchronised free time. This is especially relevant in times where the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated existing challenges of digitalisation by intensifying work and extending working hours, thus putting a healthy work-life balance at risk for more people.

 

Consultation of the European Commission on a new EU Strategic Framework for Health and Safety at Work: European Sunday Alliance calls for EU action on a right to be disconnected in the EU Member States

As the European Commission consults on a new EU Strategic Framework of Health and Safety at Work for the years 2021-2027, the European Sunday Alliance calls on the European Commission to focus EU action on a right to be disconnected, as a way to prom

Responding to the European Commission’s consultation, the European Sunday Alliance states: “The Covid lockdowns have accelerated trends towards increasing levels of mobile & home working. With the rise of digital working, the fragmentation of working time has further proceeded. Working in the evenings & during weekends is increasingly common and indeed expected by many employers. This increases stress for workers while it affects their work-life balance; and this compromises the health and wellbeing of workers, making them not only sick in the long run but also causing increasingly more often their absence from work due to psychosocial illness for sustained periods of time.

 

 

Ahead of EU elections: what is next for work-free Sunday?

Brussels, 18 February 2019

unknownIn view of the EU elections, the European Sunday Alliance discussed with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and electoral candidates the importance of common work-free time and decent working hours. In view of the EU elections, the European Sunday Alliance discussed with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and electoral candidates the importance of common work-free time and decent working hours.

Almost 50% of the employees in Croatia work overtime

Zagreb, May 14, 2018

unknownOn the eve of the International Day of Families, which took place on May 15th, the House of Europe in Zagreb presented a survey regarding work-life balance, overtime work and work during leisure time in Croatia, as well as the perception of Sunday as a non-working day dedicated to family and rest. The survey was conducted in cooperation with the Croatian member of the European Parliament Marijana Petir and MediaNet agency.

Survey on the shifts in work-life balance and Sunday rest

26/02/2018

unknownIn October 2017, a questionnaire was sent to members and supporters of the European Sunday Alliance, to conduct a small survey with regards to employees’ perception of shifts in their work-life balance and Sunday rest. The survey was launched as a follow-up to the ESA conference on Work-Life-Balance 4.0 – Challenges in a time of digitalisation in November 2016 and the ESA breakfast meeting with Members of the European Parliament on best practices of work-life balance in May 2017.

Download the results here

Sunday Alliance holds meeting at the Parliament on the role of common free time for social engagement

22/02/2018

unknownThe European Sunday Alliance organised in the European Parliament a breakfast meeting on the role of common free time for civic engagement and volunteering. The event, hosted by the MEPs Evelyn Regner (S&D) and Thomas Mann (EPP), highlighted the challenge of reconciling social commitment with increasingly flexibilised working schedules. Read more

Legal victory for the protection of a work-free Sunday

Frankfurt sales forbidden by courts

The German alliance for a Free Sunday (which includes the ver.di trade union and the Catholic Employees Movement, KAB) has sued the city of Frankfurt, which had approved three Sunday sales. The courts confirmed the view of those in favour of a work-free Sunday and the sales were forbidden.

 

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Legal victory for the protection of a work-free Sunday

Frankfurt sales forbidden by courts

The German alliance for a Free Sunday (which includes the ver.di trade union and the Catholic Employees Movement, KAB) has sued the city of Frankfurt, which had approved three Sunday sales. The courts confirmed the view of those in favour of a work-free Sunday and the sales were forbidden.

GERMANY: No Sunday shopping at Munich jubilee celebrations

18 May 2016

A judgement by the Bavarian Administrative Court declared that shops in the central area of Munich may not open on Sunday during the festival celebrating the foundation of the city.

 

 

FRANCE: French win 'right to disconnect' from out-of-hours work emails

9 January 2017

In France, employees will be guaranteed a right to disconnect and freedom from checking emails outside normal working hours.

 

 

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