Half of Spaniards cannot juggle work, family life

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22 August 2006, MADRID — Almost half of Spaniards say they find it hard to combine work and family life, according to a study published on Tuesday.

22 August 2006

MADRID — Almost half of Spaniards say they find it hard to combine work and family life, according to a study published on Tuesday.

The study said 46 percent of the working population, or 8.5 million people, said they found it difficult to find time for both.

The Adecco employment agency report on labour conditions also found nearly a quarter of regional authorities did not allow workers days off to deal help combine family and work needs.

And more than half said they had more problems to get days off if they worked in public sector.

Forty percent said they could not change their working hours to help them deal with family commitments.

This was only possible "once every often".

Seventeen percent of freelance workers said they little flexibility with working hours, while 44 percent those who work for companies said they had enough control over their working hours.
 
In conclusion, 23 percent of public employees said they little or no flexibility with working hours, while nearly 50 percent of private sector workers made the same complaint.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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