Three-day weekends should become the norm, Britain's leading workers' union said, arguing new technology creates enough wealth.
A New Zealand company which trialled a four-day work week said the experiment was a success with staff registering a big bump in work-life balance while productivity remained level.
One study estimates the world of work is changing ten times faster than the first industrial revolution and with three thousand times the impact. So, what can we expect to see in coming years?
Third industrial revolution pundit and President of Foundation on Economic Trends (FOET), Jeremy Rifkin firmly believes technologies are never neutral and technological infrastructures through history have never been neutral. They always come at a price.
With 20% of European workers making five times the income of the bottom 20% the slow growth of wages at the bottom has meant a manifold increase in inequality across Europe. Real Economy looks at how to solve a problem like inequality.
‘God bless America.’
I mean that ironically. Not because the US has nothing to praise; on the contrary. Ironically because we generalists or we
Where are you more likely to work 50-hour weeks, and in which countries will you have more time to relax and have fun? New rankings reveal which European countries are best — and worst — for work and play.
At 42.3 hours, Greece has the longest working week, while the Netherlands has the shortest at 30.3 hours.
Excluding Switzerland, all fathers residing in European countries receive some form of leave but which offers the most?
Posted workers is a framework by which workers are sent by their employers to carry out a service in another EU country on a temporary basis.
At the height of grape harvesting season in France, Euronews was in the Touraine vineyards. Posted workers are a blessing for winegrowers as local workforce is scarce. But is it all that simple?
Sophie Claudet spoke to Luca Visentini, the General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).
Euronews reporter Hans von der Brelie investigates the abuses faced by Eastern European 'posted workers' in the EU.
There is a nationwide strike in France today over plans to reform the country’s labour laws.
The proposals cover things like more flexibility in
Everything you have always wanted to know about the posted workers law without daring to ask...
Europe’s economic downturn seems to be behind us.
It looks like an ordinary summer’s day at a swimming pool on the outskirts of Sevilla in southern Spain: a group of children are splashing around in the water.
Why is poverty on the rise in Europe and what can be done?
Sophie Claudet: Germany is not the only country in Europe to promote flexibility on its labour market.
Germany’s economy is booming.
Europe is in the middle of a stifling heatwave. It started in Spain and Portugal, where a forest fire killed more than 60 people.
Clashes marr May Day march in Paris
May Day march on Moscow's Red Square
It is tough for us to balance our work and our personal life, but add kids to the mix and the going gets really tough, especially for women.
Maryam Mutlaq and 29 classmates are now qualified plumbers.Only 14% of women in Jordan work, but Maryam and her classmates don't see why.
Adults of working age in Europe spend an average of 40 hours a week at work. But is it a pleasure or a chore?