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Financial Times: No easy answer to long hours at work


When our report on Britain’s long working hours hit the headlines recently we were surprised [write Catherine Barnard and Simon Deakin of CBR]. The stories reported a claim by Anna Diamantopoulou, the European Union employment commissioner, that our research had found widespread abuse by British employers of “opt-outs” from the European working time directive. She reiterated those concerns on Monday when she formally announced the results of our study.