Sweden: Test case for the six-hour day

I am so looking forward to know the results of this test! It seems like it could resolve some work issues… If only done correctly. It would be a nice head up to bring in the Western Hemisphere.

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From The Local and thanks to a tweet from Tracy ShoshanSwedes to give six-hour workday a go. Excerpt then a comment:

“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. “We’ll compare the two afterwards and see how they differ. We hope to get the staff members taking fewer sick days and feeling better mentally and physically after they’ve worked shorter days,” he said.

Pilhem said he hoped the move would create more jobs, as he had seen evidence that longer…

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