Union urges support for 4-day week campaign

Ireland

The Fórsa public service union is urging its members to back the four-day week campaign by signing up to a global petition to encourage employers to pilot a four-day working week. The initiative seeks to identify and recruit employers to trial a shorter working week without loss of pay or productivity. The aim will be to reach out to employers identified with significant employee support and encourage them to join the global pilot in 2022. Participating employers will receive the support of experts from the four-day week organisation and university researchers from Harvard, Oxford and Boston. The four day week campaign has long advocated for the gradual transition to a shorter working week for all workers, with increased productivity, better employee wellbeing and a reduction in carbon emissions cited as benefits.

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