17 Irish companies are to take part in a programme aimed at introducing a shorter working week.
A four-day working week could become a reality in years to come.
The Oireachtas Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment is being told today that a number of Irish employers are signed up to test the proposal next year.
Four-day working weeks will also be trialed in Canada, New Zealand and parts of the USA.
Kevin Callinan of the trade union Forsa, says the initiative will deliver better outcomes in the work place but only if all employers sign up for it.
#OireachtasTV - Watch LIVE as the Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment meets to discuss the Introduction of a 4-day working week with Representatives from @4DayWeekIreland & @ibec_irl #seeforyourself— Houses of the Oireachtas - Tithe an Oireachtais (@OireachtasNews) October 6, 2021
17 Irish companies are to take part in a programme aimed at introducing a four-day working week.
Companies wishing to join can access more info at fourdayweek.ie
Kevin Callinan from the Forsa trade union says a four-day working would deliver a win-win situation for everyone