Posted: Nov 20, 2017 2:09 am
by Macdoc
We should all be working a four-day week. Here’s why
Owen Jones
Ending life-sapping excessive hours was a pioneering demand for the labour movement. For the sake of our health and the economy we need to revisit it

Thursday 16 November 2017 01.00 EST Last modified on Thursday 16 November 2017 09.07 EST

Imagine there was a single policy that would slash unemployment and underemployment, tackle health conditions ranging from mental distress to high blood pressure, increase productivity, help the environment, improve family lives, encourage men to do more household tasks, and make people happier. It sounds fantastical, but it exists, and it’s overdue: the introduction of a four-day week. ... urs-labour