Campaign group to launch business supports for companies to trial shorter working weeks
Four Day Week Ireland wants to build on the more flexible working practices introduced during the pandemic
Four Day Week Ireland, a group advocating for the reduction of the working week, said it planned to launch business support packages later this month designed to encourage Irish companies to trial shorter weeks.
The campaign, which includes Fórsa trade union, the National Women’s Council of Ireland and Friends of the Earth Ireland, is seeking companies to take part in a co-ordinated, country-wide pilot of a reduced working week.
“In the last year we have seen radical shifts in our working practices. It’s clear that more flexible ways of working are here to stay,” Joe O’Connor, director of campaigning at Fórsa, told the Business Post.