Motion: Four Day Working Week

Council Meeting - 7th December 2021

This Council recognises that a lack of work life balance contributes to work related stress, low productivity and burnout amongst workers; accepts that there is a growing body of International evidence that shows that moving to a four day working week, without a reduction in income, enhances productivity and happiness amongst works; acknowledges that companies such as Unilever and Microsoft have trialled the concept of a four day working week and found it had positive impacts for business and workers; calls on the Council and Department for Economy to establish working groups and pilot programmes that support employers to trial the concept of a four day working week amongst their workforce.


Proposed by: Proposed by Councillor McCaffrey and seconded by Councillor P Kelly