NERI Seminar Belfast: What would be the impact of the 4-day week on the economy?

Date and time

20 February 2020

Today

Start time 15.45. End time 16.45. Tea & Coffee available from 15.30.

Address

INTO, 23-24 College Gardens, Belfast, BT9 6BS

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The NERI invites you to attend an upcoming seminar in Belfast. The seminar will look at  "What would be the impact of the 4-day week on the economy?".

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Date: Thursday 20th February, 2020.

Topic:  "What would be the impact of the 4-day week on the economy?"

Speaker: Aidan Harper, Researcher, New Economics Foundation

Time: Tea and coffee from 15:30; the seminar commences at 15:45

Location: INTO, 23-24 College Gardens, Belfast, BT9 6BS

Abstract:

Moving towards a four-day week offers a new route out of the multiple crises we face today. Widening inequalities, a fragile and ecologically unsustainable global economy, the looming impact of automation, and the gendered division of unpaid labour remain issues which require bold solutions.  A reduction in the ‘normal’ working week from five days to four could help to address a range of these urgent, interlinked problems. These include overwork, unemployment, over-consumption, high carbon emissions, low well-being, entrenched inequalities, and the lack of time to live sustainably, to care for each other, and simply to enjoy life.

Registration

Please email [email protected] to register.

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