Swedish city to test 6 hour work day

A city council in Sweden is set to cut the number of hours its staff members work down to just six – while keeping them on full pay. The controversial economic experiment will see municipal workers in Gothenburg, the country’s second-largest city, become guinea pigs in a trial lasting at least one year. The council’s ruling coalition of left-wing Social Democrat and Green parties has proposed reducing one department to 30-hour working weeks while keeping another unchanged as a control.

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

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