April 8, 2014
WHICH IS FOUR MORE HOURS A DAY THAT THEY'RE PRODUCTIVE:
Swedes to give six-hour workday a go (The Local, 4/08/14)
Posted by Orrin Judd at April 8, 2014 7:52 PMMunicipal staff in Gothenburg will act as guinea pigs in a proposed push for six-hour workdays with full pay, with hopes that it will cut down on sick leave, boost efficiency, and ultimately save Sweden money."We think it's time to give this a real shot in Sweden," Mats Pilhem, Left Party deputy mayor of Gothenburg, told The Local.He explained that the municipal council would use two different departments - a test group and a control group, in essence. Staff in one section will cut down to six-hour days, while their colleagues in a different section stick to the ordinary seven-hour day. All employees will be given the same pay.