Date and time
INTO, 23-24 College Gardens, Belfast, BT9 6BS
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?".
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
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.
Please email [email protected] to register.