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Four-day workweek pilot program kicks off in the UK
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Four-day workweek pilot program kicks off in the UK

UK companies begin 4-day workweek pilot. Over 3k workers are participating in the pilot.

Where: UK

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The world’s biggest four-day workweek pilot program has begun in the UK, with over 70 companies across various sectors participating in the experiment.
The pilot program aims to measure participating workers’ productivity and wellbeing over a six-month period as they work four-day weeks instead of the traditional five. The participants will not accrue pay cuts during the program and have committed “to maintain at least 100 percent productivity” throughout.
Juliet Schor, a sociology professor at Boston College and the pilot program’s lead researcher, explained, “The four-day week is generally considered to be a triple dividend policy – helping employees, companies, and the climate. Our research efforts will be digging into all of this.”
The ‘4 Day Week Campaign’ encompasses over 3,300 workers in the UK across over 30 sectors.
The pilot program is being coordinated by 4 Day Week Global, UK thinktank ‘Autonomy’, the 4 Day Week UK Campaign, and researchers at Cambridge University, Boston College, and Oxford University.

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