4-day working week proposed

https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/at-work/coronavirus-jacinda-ardern-encourages-new-zealand-workplaces-to-adopt-fourday-work-week/news-story/3b02be0107c172a31f52c7f46723d9bc

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has proposed a 4 day working week.

The irony is not lost on me. In 1976, Lew went on hunger strike in King George Square because he had been cut off the dole. Among the politicians he talked to at the time was a Social Security Minister, to whom he expressed the view that a four day working week would help with long term unemployment.

Like the UBI and many other ideas Lew supported, it was an idea before its time. He was rubbished, derided and treated with contempt, not only by bureaucrats but by his own family, more often than not.

Maybe the time has arrived for ideas like Lew’s to get the hearing they’ve always deserved. I hope so.

cheers

Sylvia

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s