Friday, September 02, 2011

Copenhagen Philharmonic playing Ravel's Bolero at Central Station

The following is from: Work in Denmark.

Working hours

The standard working week in Denmark is 37 hours split over 5 days. The primary working hours are Monday-Friday from 06:00 - 18:00. Lunch breaks are typically 30 minutes long. Lunch breaks are paid as regular working hours in the public sector, whereas most private employees pay for lunch breaks themselves. However, this varies from workplace to workplace.

Working hours are not regulated by law in the private sector, but rather, are determined by collective agreement or individual contracts.

Am I reading this correctly? The workers in Denmark, especially in the Public Sector, are on the job for 37 hours per week but get 2.5 hours for lunch at regular pay, meaning the work week is actually 34.5 hours?

Perhaps this allows for some of the "spontaneous concerts". Looks like fun, anyway.

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