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Study: EU candidateswork longer hours

A DUBLIN based European foundation for the improvement of living and labour conditions produced a study that showed that employees in EU candidate states work longer hours than those in EU member states.

According to the study, the average workweek in the EU was 39.8 hours, as opposed to 44.4 hours in the acceding states. In Slovakia employees worked 42.9 hours per week, the study showed.

While in the EU, an average of 31 percent of employees made use of access to courses that increase their qualifications, the figure in Slovakia was higher - at 39 percent. The average in EU candidate states was 24 percent.

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