What is the four-day week?

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What is the four-day week?

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What is the four-day week? Thanks for asking!

It might be an unlikely dream for most of us, but many Spanish workers will be trying out a four-day week from the start of 2022. 200 companies have put themselves forward for a three-year pilot project. The best part? There won’t be any pay cuts to worry about, thanks to a 50M€ support fund released by the country’s government.

Spanish fashion company Desigual got off to a headstart, bringing in a similar move a few weeks ago after employees heavily backed the initiative in a vote. In exchange for the additional day’s rest, workers at the company’s Barcelona HQ accepted a 6.5% pay cut. And the results so far certainly seem satisfying both on the worker and employer side.

What is the Spanish government hoping for? Have other countries tested the four-day work week? What about in the UK? Could we see something similar soon? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions!

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What is the four-day week? Thanks for asking!

It might be an unlikely dream for most of us, but many Spanish workers will be trying out a four-day week from the start of 2022. 200 companies have put themselves forward for a three-year pilot project. The best part? There won’t be any pay cuts to worry about, thanks to a 50M€ support fund released by the country’s government.

Spanish fashion company Desigual got off to a headstart, bringing in a similar move a few weeks ago after employees heavily backed the initiative in a vote. In exchange for the additional day’s rest, workers at the company’s Barcelona HQ accepted a 6.5% pay cut. And the results so far certainly seem satisfying both on the worker and employer side.

What is the Spanish government hoping for? Have other countries tested the four-day work week? What about in the UK? Could we see something similar soon? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions!

To listen to the last episodes, you can click here:

What is Demon Slayer?

What is PMS?

What is Ikigai?

A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance.

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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