Date and time
INTO, 23-24 College Gardens, Belfast, BT9 6BS
Slides from the NERI Seminar Belfast "What would be the impact of the 4-day week on the economy?" which took place on 20th February in the INTO, 23-24 College Gardens, Belfast, BT9 6BS.
Please find slides below from the NERI Seminar. The presentation was made by Aidan Harper, Researcher, New Economics Foundation.
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.