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Spain’s Government Is Studying a Four-Day Work Week

Morning commuters cross in front of the Puerta de Alcala monument in Madrid, Spain.

Morning commuters cross in front of the Puerta de Alcala monument in Madrid, Spain.

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Spain’s government is analyzing shortening working hours as well as cutting the working-week to four days.

According to Deputy Prime Minister Pablo Iglesias, leader of the left-wing Unidas Podemos, the government is considering proposing shorter working hours to boost employment. The comments to state-broadcaster RTVE came days after consumer-goods giant Unilever announced it will trial a four-day working week in New Zealand to enhance worker wellbeing and boost productivity.