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Spain Is Testing A Flexible 4-Day Workweek & It's Set To Begin In 2021

The concept has been previously tested in Canada, too. 🇨🇦

Do you feel like you need an additional day off work? Spain’s four-day workweek is set to be tested this year and thousands of workers are expected to get more time off.

On March 15, The Guardian reported that Spain could be the first country in the world to trial it on a national level after the government agreed to launch a pilot project for companies who want to get involved.

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The exact details are yet to be confirmed, but a three-year project costing around €50 million has been proposed to start as early as autumn. It aims to enable companies to trial it with minimal risk, as costs would be initially covered by the government.

Hundreds of businesses employing thousands of workers are expected to get involved, with officials hoping there will be a “true reduction of working hours and no loss of salary or jobs.”

It’s an idea that’s been explored in some parts of Canada in the past, with regions like Guysborough in Nova Scotia and Zorra Township in Ontario testing the concept in 2020.