“Becoming a green, sustainable society will require a number of strategies – a shorter working week being just one of them,” he said. Accelerating automation has also led to increasing calls for a reduction in the working week. Emma Williams, a spokeswoman for the 4 Day Week campaign, said Wednesday’s report highlighted the link between automation, reduced working hours and the climate emergency. “In addition to improved wellbeing, enhanced gender equality and increased productivity, addressing climate change is another compelling reason we should all be working less.”Stronge said technological advances and the climate emergency meant a shorter working week was now not only viable but essential. “The rapid pace of labour-saving technology brings into focus the possibility of a shorter working week for all, if deployed properly,” he said.
Source: The Guardian May 22, 2019 10:38 UTC