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MEPs offer to let workers switch off phones in their own time

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The respective resolution has no legal effect; it is yet to be considered and voted for during the session of the European Parliament. Next. the document will be handed over to the European Commission and EU member countries to make it official
17:23, 3 December 2020

Reuters

The European Parliament registered a resolution, which offers to allow workers to switch off their cellphones in their own time. Press office of the European Parliament reported that on December 3.

A report called Living, working and COVID-19 has been released for the Parliament's consideration. It says that Eurofound condicted a digital survey to figure out how Europeans live during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the result, more than a third of all workers of EU member countries have been working at home since the coronavirus pandemic began in early 2020. That seriously affected their menatl health because these people cannot just "keep the work at work", and thus, they feel a certain degree of tension all the time.

According to the survey, the work quality dropped as well. The number of workers who didn't feel they did useful job has increased; more people complain about feeling isolated.

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To solve the problem and support those working remotely, the European Parliament offered to protect and uphold the right of workers not to pick up their phones and not to reply to their bosses' messages when on their own time.

The respectrive resolution was passed on December 1. 31 MEPs said "yes", while six voted against, and 18 more abstained.

This resolution has no legal effect; it is yet to be considered and voted for during the session of the European Parliament. Next. the document will be handed over to the European Commission and EU member countries to make it official.

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