The recent Union Syndicale leaflet on the ‘Right to disconnect‘ resulted in a very high number of alarming emails from staff who expressed serious concern on their experience of and fears for “digital burnout”. Several colleagues also reported pressure from their line managers who expected them to be reachable at all times, including during evenings, weekends and holidays. This situation is against the Staff Regulations and does not allow to fully disengaging from work and results in the feeling of being constantly tracked.
Union Syndicale invites the administration to carefully read some of the key messages received from staff – hereunder (without names, to ensure anonymity). This feedback is a very worrying signal that needs to be addressed as a matter of priority.