By Linda Hall • 26 January 2023 • 22:36
FORD ALMUSSAFES: Spain’s car factories are gradually increasing production
Photo credit: Ford España
THE four-day week has become more likely thanks to the pandemic when both employers and employees began to rethink workplace flexibility.
One fewer working day doesn’t mean less work or a pay cut, however, as employees are paid the same, receive the same benefits and maintain the same workload.
Proponents hail the four-day week, arguing that if worker satisfaction increases, so will productivity, and Spain has already started a trial phase after the government launched a modest programme project in December..
The Spanish pilot scheme is a test to see if productivity will be boosted, as its advocates maintain. Meanwhile participating companies can receive aid from a €10 million government fund, although they will be expected to come up with ways of increasing productivity, Spain’s Industry Ministry Reyes Maroto said.
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