There is a bold answer to Britain’s childcare crisis: a shorter working week

Alice Martin writes for Tribune

Alice Martin wrote for Tribune about the possibilities that a shorter working week would offer to parents, children and nursery workers alike.

Shortening the working week for all employees in a particular workplace or sector, without a reduction in incomes, would enable people of all genders to pursue their working lives whilst also freeing up more time for caring commitments. Though a 30 hour working week isn’t going to undo patriarchy overnight, our current work dogma where choice” over working hours is predetermined by income levels and gender is doing us no favours on that front: women are overrepresented in forms of insecure work like zero hours contracts, and year on year women need to work 67 more days than men to earn the same amount.

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