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)

Municipal 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.
Posted by at April 8, 2014 7:52 PM
  
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