Sign up for right to disconnect
by Hazel Gavigan and Bernard Harbor
The Financial Services Union (FSU) has launched a petition in support of legislation establishing the ‘right to disconnect’ – or to switch off from work-related emails and social media outside of reasonable working hours.
Like Fórsa and other trade unions, FSU sees the right to disconnect as a route to better work-life balance in the digital age. Legislation has already been passed in France.
At present, the department of business is reviewing the issue. FSU says it’s important to shape the direction of this review by supporting a call for legislation that would best protect workers.
It says: “If legislation is not introduced then the worst employers, whose workers need it most, will do nothing and will continue to expose workers to a harmful working environment. If you're tired of being 'always on' and would like to see legislation on the right to disconnect, please join the call by signing the petition today.”
You can sign the petition HERE.