Fórsa is urging members to back the four-day week campaign by signing up to a global petition to encourage employers to pilot a four day working week. Organised by the four-day week global foundation, the initiative seeks to identify and recruit employers to trial a shorter working week without loss of pay or productivity.
Fórsa’s director of campaigning and chair of Four-Day Week Ireland, Joe O’Connor, said the campaign will reach out to employers identified with significant employee support and encourage them to join the global pilot in 2022.
“Participating employers will receive the support of experts from the four-day week organisation and researchers at Harvard, Oxford, and Boston College in assessing pilot outcomes,” he said
The four day week campaign has long advocated for the gradual transition to a shorter working week for all workers, with increased productivity, better employee wellbeing and a reduction in carbon emissions cited as benefits. Joe said that now is the time to re-think when we work and encouraged members to sign the petition.
“With more signatures at your workplace and in your community, the greater our ability to recruit those companies to join the pilot. The pandemic made it clear that we can find a better work life balance but we must come together to push for a better future. A four-day week is better for business, better for workers and better for the environment,” he said.
Learn more about the campaign and sign your name HERE.