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Corbyn Toys With Four-Day Week to Win Over British Workers

  • Labour study to recommend cutting hours for public sector
  • Skidelsky, author of report on work, speaks in an interview
Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy CorbynPhotographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

U.K. opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn will consider a new pitch to win the hearts of Britons -- working a four-day week.

The Labour Party commissioned a study that will call for fewer working hours for millions of public-sector employees, more than a fifth of the workforce. Due out in July, economist Robert Skidelsky’s report finds investing in automation and improving flexibility in the civil service, health service and schools could be a starting point, he said in an interview.