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Portugal guarantees the right to rest


December 24, 2021

Working as a creative in Portugal’s video and animation industry, Vanessa Oliveira quickly became used to last-minute demands from clients. “There were always crazy deadlines,” says the 30-year-old, who is based in the northern city of Porto. “I would get calls at 8pm, when I was at home already, saying: ‘There’s this project and you have to deliver it tomorrow morning.’” However, an amendment to the country’s labour code, passed into law in November, could put an end to these practices and protect work-life balance by introducing a ‘right to rest’. 

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