Planet Labor becomes mind RH

The four-day working week is gaining ground

Through Nathalie Tran. Published on 27 October 2021 à 14h10 - Update on 04 November 2022 à 12h39
Synthesis

Between 2015 and 2019, Iceland, a pioneer in this field, experimented with a reduced work week on a large scale. Over the four-year period and conducted by both the city of Reykjavik and the Icelandic government, some 2,500 people, or more than 1% of the working population, participated in testing reduced working hours with no reduction in salary. Working hours for staff in day care centres and service centres were reduced from 40 to 35 or 36 hours per week. The measure was then applied to municipal employees as well as those in nursing homes and has been permanently adopted by some establishments since 2019.…

This article is for subscribers only
Already have an account? Log in

You are not registered yet ?

Sign up for a free trial
free for 15 days

  • Online services : studies, analyses, databases and much more
  • Daily Briefing : latest news digest
  • Weekly letters