The First Country to Implement a Four-Day Work Week (05.13.21)

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This week we’re going to be talking about work – particularly, how many hours we work per week. We tend to think of forty hours as being the typical work week. What if that were changed to thirty-two hours? Would that matter for us as Christians? We’re going to consider that in this episode.

Spain to Become the First Country to Implement a Four-Day Work Week

“The country of Spain is about to embark on a 3-year trial period of having a four-day work week rather than five. Spain’s government has opted to use the $59 million recovery fund offered by the European Union to assist roughly 200 companies reorganize their production schedule to fit a 32-hour model instead of 40.

“The first year of the trial, the government will fully subsidize the additional costs associated with the change for companies. In year two, that subsidy will drop by 50%, and then by 75% for the last year of the experiment.

“The only legal stipulation on the companies is that they maintain full-time contract salaries for their employees even as they adjust to less working hours. In other words, all employees will see their pay stay the same, even as their hours are reduced by eight per week.” (Disrn)

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