Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicWorking hours

Topic: working hours

Working late is a thing of the past in Belgium. They now have a ‘right to disconnect’

A new law passed in Belgium allows civil servants to switch off work emails, texts and phone calls received out of hours, without fear of reprisals.

Before you celebrate Iceland’s four-day work week, read this

There is no reason why the march towards reduced working hours should stop at the arbitrary ‘standard’ figure of 5 days and 40 hours established in the post-WW II period.

Research shows how dangerous answering or sending emails outside work hours can be for health

Being in a constant state of hyper-vigilance awaiting work notifications at home can affect metabolism and immunity.

Rajasthan govt reverts to 8-hour shifts in registered factories

In view of Covid-19 outbreak, an order issued on 24 April had increased working hours from 8 to 12 per day to reduce the requirement of workers in all the registered factories.

On Camera

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File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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