Czech Republic fourth lowest in EU in part-time work

05-08-2008

The Czech Republic has the fourth lowest level of part-time work in the Europe Union, according to a study by Eurostat. Only 5 percent of Czech workers have part-time jobs, compared to 46.8 percent in the Netherlands, the EU state with the highest percentage in part-time employment. A new bill to be put forward by the Czech Labour Minister Petr Nečas later this year is intended to make it easier to allow the parents of young children to work part time.