Standard weekly hours up to 42 in Bavaria?

February 20, 2008 at 8:54 am | Posted in Work | Leave a comment
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Uh oh. I had previously assumed that the 40 standard weekly hours were carved in stone – but now I learned that full-time civil servants in Bavaria below the age of 50 have to work 42 hours a week, and that since September 2004 already! I’m surprised that didn’t cause a major public outcry. It hit the news again now because an inspector had sued the Free State of Bavaria for infringement upon his right of self-determination, as less time off means less time for the pursuit of hobbies and expression of personality. He lost…what ever happened to the plans to introduce the 35 hours week? This is not a good sign…

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