More than 38 million Europeans don’t have money for holidays
More than 38 million workers in Europe cannot afford a week’s vacation despite having a full-time job, according to a study by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) published this Monday.
“Holidays should not be a luxury, as they are crucial to ensuring the health and well-being of workers,” CES Deputy Secretary General Esther Lynch said in a statement.
According to the study, the proportion of the population that cannot afford vacation has increased in more than half of the European Union (EU) member states since 2019 and the proportion of workers without this financial capacity has grown in 11 countries.
“The EU and national governments have a responsibility to protect collective bargaining as the best way to ensure that workers can enjoy life rather than simply survive,” Lynch said.
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