In Belgium, on Tuesday 15 February, the employees will be able to work for four-day in a week, and they also are able to ignore the call and messages of the bosses after the working hours. As per the information provided by the authorities, the main objective of these changes is to create a flexible environment instead of a rigid labour market.
Moreover, this decision has been taken into account by the seven-party coalition of the federal government in the nation. This improvement has also developed new rules for the individuals who work for the internet platforms such as Uber.
As per the information provided by Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, the pandemic has changed the manner of work as well as the employees should be able to develop.
The Prime Minister further mentioned during an interview, “We have experienced two challenging years. With this agreement, we have set a beacon for an economy that is more innovative, sustainable and digital. The objective is to be able to make the individual and the businesses more powerful.”
However, the COVID-19 pandemic has made the people work more flexibly and comfortably, and they have merged their private life with the working life.
The majority of the employees who will request has to work for more than 10 hours per day rather than for around 8 hours if the trade unions approve if they want to work for one day less in a week for a similar salary.
Furthermore, no employees can request the work for around 10 hours a day. If they get permission, they will get a day off and receive the same pay.
On the other hand, the Belgian labour minister Pierre-Yves Dermagne mentioned in a statement that the employees could also select the day they want to work on, which will also include the benefits the individuals to spend more quality time with the young ones.