Luxembourg had the highest proportion of employees in the EU who adapted their working time at least once a week due to unforeseen demands at work in 2019: 37%.
The grand duchy was followed by Finland (31%), France, Austria and Slovenia (all 27%), and Italy (26%). The EU average was 21%. The lowest rate of workers shifting their schedules on a weekly basis were found in Spain (13%), Slovakia (11%), Lithuania and Hungary (both 9%), and Bulgaria (8%).
One in five employed (21%) adapt their working time at least once a week due to unforeseen demands at work
Highest share in Luxembourg (37%), lowest in Bulgaria (8%)
On the other hand, Luxembourg employees were frequently contacted outside of their normal working hours with immediate requests: 14% said it happened “several times” in 2019 (the same rate noted in Portugal).
The proportion of staff were repeatedly contacted by bosses “during their leisure time and who had to undertake action before the next working day” was highest in Finland (23%), the Netherlands (18%) and Sweden (16%). The EU average was 10%. The lowest rates were recorded in Cyprus (6%), the Czech Republic (5%), and Romania and Lithuania (both 3%).
Almost one in five workers (17%) in the EU have been contacted several times during their leisure time
Direct action before the next working day was required for 10% of the employed
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