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Swedish town tests 30-hour-week

  • Swedish town Gothenburg could be the perfect place to be right now since its government is initiating an experiment in order to test a 30-hour workweek. Reports suggest that workers will be paid for working full-time and the hope is that shorter days will improve the mental and physical well-being and reduce the number of sick days taken. 

    According to the deputy mayor, this plan has been initiated for a while but one department will stick to the regular schedule and the results will then be compared. 

    Reports suggest that a car factory tried this method and saw positive results. However, another town, Kiruna, had to give it up because of no clear productivity or health benefits. 

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/sweden-to-trial-sixhour-public-sector-workday-9248009.html

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