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Welsh Government called upon to introduce four-day working week pilot

A recent report from the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales has recommended that a four-day working week should be trialled in Wales.

Key findings from the report, which was created alongside the think-tank Autonomy, included the fact that 76% of the Welsh public supported sharing work to create a good work/life balance and 62% of them would prefer a four-day week or less.

The report proposes that shorter working hours should be piloted in the public sector, with the private sector being encouraged to adopt shorter hours as well. Trade unions should also be supported to negotiate shorter hours.

According to the report, the shorter hours pilot will increase productivity and create 38,000 extra jobs in Wales.