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European politicians call for four-day week to ‘help economies recover from coronavirus’ 

European politicians call for four-day week to 'help economies recover from coronavirus'  1

The UK, Germany, Spain and other countries are being called on to adopt a four-day week to help their economies recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

An international coalition of politicians, trade union leaders, business chiefs and campaigners has written to politicians across Europe urging them to demand the measure.  

The letter – sent to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and other leaders – argues that a four-day week would help deal with the economic fallout caused by the pandemic.

It states that ‘for the advancement of civilisation and the good society, now is the moment to seize the opportunity and move towards shorter working hours with no loss of pay.’ 

An international coalition of politicians, trade union leaders, business chiefs and campaigners have sent a letter to governments…

European politicians call for four-day week to ‘help economies recover from coronavirus’ 

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