4-day work week UK trial going well, could launch in S’pore ‘in near future’: Programme co-organiser

The pilot involves more than 3,300 employees keeping 100 per cent pay for 80 per cent of work days, in exchange for a commitment to 100 per cent productivity. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - Most of the 70 companies in the four-day work week trial in Britain are adapting well, and the organisation behind the initiative is not ruling out a similar pilot in Singapore in the future. 

Co-director Kyle Lewis of British think-tank Autonomy told The Straits Times that the participating firms are adapting after teething problems, mostly a backlog of work at the start of the trial, which happened to coincide with the Queen’s Jubilee holidays.

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