Future of Work

A group of German workers just won a 28-hour week to help work-life balance

Workers demand for the salvation of Mura, a local textile producer, during a protest in front of the government palace in Ljubljana July 23, 2009. Early this month, Slovenia's largest textile producer Mura, which exports some 53 percent of its production to Germany and has been operating with a loss for several years, said it is facing bankruptcy that could leave its 3,300 employees out of work.     REUTERS/Bor Slana (SLOVENIA ECONOMY BUSINESS CONFLICT)

Employees for IG Metall, have won the right to a 28 hour work week for up to two years in order to help with childcare. Image: REUTERS/Bor Slana

Jenny Anderson
Senior Correspondent, Quartz - Atlantic Media
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