Government encouraged to allow public sector employees to trial four-day week

Oireachtas Committee heard shorter working weeks can lead to greater productivity and projected emissions reductions of 16%

6th October, 2021
Government encouraged to allow public sector employees to trial four-day week
Leo Varadkar, the Minister for Enterprise, committed €150,000 in June to fund the research looking into the potential economic, social and environmental impact of a four-day working week. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

The Irish government should allow public sector employees to participate in a trial of a four day work week without a reduction in pay, an Oireachtas committee heard today.

Four Day Week Ireland, a campaign coalition seeking to reduce the Irish work week without a reduction in pay, presented at a meeting of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Enterprise,Trade and Employment this morning.

In its opening statement, the campaign said that companies that have...

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