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Commission launches first consultation on telework and right to disconnect

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The European Commission has launched the first-stage consultation among EU social partners to gather their views on the potential EU action towards ensuring fair telework and the right to disconnect

Telework has become widespread, especially since the Covid-19 pandemic, bringing many opportunities to the world of work, but also some challenges. 

While it can allow for flexible work arrangements, it also raises questions on how to ensure workers' rights are respected in a more digitalised work environment. This includes ensuring adequate working conditions and occupational safety and health at work (OSH).

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