World cup : German unions want to adjust work schedules
Brazil homes the 20th edition of the World Cup, from 12 June to 13 July 2014. A global event which will bring millions together to watch.
An unusual demand was made to German unions as they want employers to adapt the working hours of their employees to follow according to the time of certain matches in the FIFA World Cup from 12 June to 13 July in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The reason behind this demand is because almost half (28) of the 64 matches will begin at 22:00hr or midnight in Berlin time.
According to the German newspaper, some employers are ready to make their efforts to follow this demand. The leader of the Federation of Young Entrepreneurs, Lencke Wischhusen, believes that this demand can be possible by employing their employees to start their work shift later.
The General Secretary of the Employers' Federation of obedience, Christian Democrat Wolfgang Steiger, stated that efforts can be made when Germany will be taking part in these matches.