The Labour Party talks about four-day weeks

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While I was in England, interviewing companies about how they implement and manage their four-day weeks, the UK’s Labour Party started talking about them too:

The Labour Party says it will look at the option of introducing a four-day working week if it gets into government.

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the party would consider reducing the working week.

Speaking on BBC One’s Sunday Politics, he said: “We work the longest hours in Europe yet we’re less productive.

“The Germans and French produce in four days what we produce in five and yet we work the longest hours.

“We’ll look at the working week because I think people are working too long.”

The fact that this is starting to attract attention among serious political figures is, I think, a very hopeful development.

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