Hubertus Heil

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Germany, once a laggard in embracing flexible work, has upended its sluggish reputation. Photograph: iStock

Germany is to press ahead with plans to give employees the legal right to work from home, the country’s labour minister has said, as the coronavirus p(...)

A four-day week is not unprecedented in Germany’s auto industry: in the 1990s Volkswagen cut a day’s work – and 10% of salaries – to save 30,000 jobs. Photograph: Getty Images

Leading German unions have proposed introducing a four-day working week with minimal loss of pay to save jobs and head off the worst economic shocks o(...)