”Council of sages” Germany urged to abandon the 8-hour working day
17:05, Monday, 13 November, 2017
Germany requires a more flexible work schedule to maintain the competitiveness of German companies, said the Chairman of the Council of economic experts under the government of the FRG (which is also called the “Council of wise men”) Christoph Schmidt in an interview with the newspaper Welt am Sonntag. “Firms that want to survive in the new digital technologies are widespread in the world must be agile and able to quickly call your team (employees). The idea that the workday starts at the office in the morning and ends with the departure from the office obsolete,” – said Schmidt. At the same time, transfers “German wave”, he cautioned that such a reform of the labor legislation of Germany did not lead to “hidden overtime”. “Maybe employers this and I would like, but the focus should be only that the existing working time more flexibly distributed throughout the day and weeks,” – explained the head of “Council of wise men”.