Should we have the right to disconnect? Does the 'Always on' work culture affect you?
Posted by: TaylorCS
7th Apr 2021 11:17am
Recently the ABC reported "The right to disconnect – won in the Victoria Police union's most recent negotiations – directs managers to respect leave and rest days and avoid contacting officers outside work hours, unless in an emergency or to check on their welfare.
The aim is to shift the "always-on" culture so that officers can switch off from work after they have finished their shift."
Do you think you are expected to be 'Always On' in your role? If yes, how do you overcome this? What boundaries have you or could you set? Do you think the onus should be on employers or employees to make sure you have the right to disconnect?
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