Union welcomes positive outcomes of 4-day week pilot


The results of a pilot project on the 4-day week involving a range of companies in Ireland show the potential for how a  shorter working week can contribute to a better work-life balance and increased well-being for workers. The pilot was backed by the Fórsa public services union which welcomed the results and the fact that the employers in the project were all planning to continue the 4-day week arrangements. Alongside the benefits for workers, particularly women, there were also mainly positive results in terms of productivity, company revenues and some savings on energy costs. The 4-day week campaign also ran a pilot project in the US the results of which have just been published.

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