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The right to disconnect: extracts from the debate (20/01) and from the final vote

Event date: 21/01/2021

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The European Parliament puts forward proposals on employees's right to disconnect digitally from work outside working hours and during holiday. MEPs stressed during the plenary session (18-21 of January) that the legislation and provisions on working time must be respected, even more in COVID-19 times when so many are working from home. Extracts from the debate (20/01) with statements by Alex AGIUS SALIBA (S&D, MT), Rapporteur, Nicolas SCHMIT, European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights,Tomáš ZDECHOVSKÝ (EPP, CZ),Yana TOOM (RE, EE), MATTHIEU Sara (Greens/EFA, BE), Beate SZYDŁO (ECR, PL) and from the final vote (21/01).