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Finland’s Prime Minister proposes four-day workweek


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

07th Jan, 2020. 04:04 pm
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Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Martin proposed a schedule of 6 working days a week each day consisting of 6 hours.

The newly elected Prime Minister has proposed this offer when people came back to work after a week’s Christmas break.

Sanna, 24, said, “I believe people deserve to spend more time with their families, loved ones, hobbies and other aspects of life, such as culture.” This could be the next step for us in working life,”

The main details of the proposal are expected to be revealed later.

People in Finland have been enjoying a flexible work routine. The government had presented a law that the employees could change their working hours up to three hours earlier or later, depending on the employees’ requirements.

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Given that Sanna Martin is the world’s youngest Prime Minister of Finland, and most of the ministers of her government are women.

She sits at the helm of the Social Democratic Party and leads the five-party-all women center-left coalition government in the country.

Recently, Microsoft Japan had also introduced a four-day working week. It increased productivity by 40%.

Sweden had also conducted a six-hour workweek in 2015 in Gothenburg. It put a burden on public reserves.

France had also decreased their weekly working hours from 39 to 35 in 2000.

 

 

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