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A 4-Day Workweek Is Coming To This Canadian Company & Staff Will Be Paid The Same Salary

Every weekend is a long weekend for employees at a Montreal company that has officially announced it's moving to a four-day working week.

Video game studio Eidos said the new Monday to Thursday 32-hour working week will apply to both its offices — and the good news for employees is that their salaries are not affected, according to MTL Blog.

In a Q&A, Eidos Head of Studio David Anfossi said, "The idea is not to condense the working hours into [four] days, but rather to review our ways of doing things and our quality time invested, with the aim of working better!"

He said the company has not fully implemented the new workweek schedule yet, as they are working on a transition plan.

One idea to help create the shortened workweek is to cut all meetings within the company from one hour to 30 minutes.

He added, "Above all, we want to increase the productivity and well-being of our employees."

Eidos is responsible for projects such as Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers video game adaptations, among others.

A 4-Day Workweek Was Tested In This Small Canadian Town & Here's What Happened Next

The town has some big tips for anyone looking to convert.👇

Back in June 2020, the municipality of Guysborough in Nova Scotia tested out a four-day workweek for employees because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Around 60 full-time, permanent employees split into two groups and started alternating days off for a nine-month trial, with one group working Monday to Thursday and the other from Tuesday to Friday. The number of hours they worked stayed the same but were condensed over four days, instead of five.

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A 4-Day Workweek Was Tested By This Canadian Company & The Boss Says She'd 'Never' Go Back

Employees have the same number of vacation days and even got raises!

Courtesy of Jamie Savage, Courtesy of Jamie Savage

A Toronto business owner has described her company's move to a four-day workweek as "hands down the best business decision I've ever made."

Jamie Savage — who owns recruitment company The Leadership Agency — told Narcity that she may have been one of the first business owners in the city to implement a four-day workweek.

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A 4-Day Workweek Is Being Tested All Over The World & Belgium Is The Latest To Consider It

Justin Trudeau has discussed the concept for Canada, too. 🇨🇦

Same hours, same pay, longer weekend. That's the concept that is currently being discussed by the government in Belgium — which may become the latest country to implement a four-day workweek.

This week, officials in Belgium told POLITICO that the government is considering broader reforms of the labour market, as the COVID-19 pandemic has "radically changed the way we work."

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Here Are The Pros & Cons Of A 4-Day Workweek In Canada According To An Expert

The prospect of a better work-life balance vs. quality of work possibly being hindered.

When it comes to what a four-day workweek in Canada would be like, an expert spoke to Narcity about the pros and cons that are associated with a different type of work schedule.

Andrea Bartlett, human resources director at Humi, a HR software company that supports Canadian businesses, noted that there are differing interpretations of a four-day workweek: a 40-hour workweek compressed to four days, a 32-hour workweek in four days with no change in salary or a modification of the expected hours to be worked per week.

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