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After coronavirus, it’s time to reduce the working week

Aidan Harper writes for Tribune.


Previous crises have led to wholesale changes in the world of work, and coronavirus can be no different – this is the moment to fight for reduced working hours with no loss in pay, writes Aidan Harper in Tribune. Aidan covers our latest report on manufacturing and working time.

What happens to these organisations is far from inevitable. Their future should not be dictated top-down from employers or the government. Workers and their unions are the people best suited to make decisions about the future of their work. And when workers and their unions come to put forward plans, working time should be on the table. Reducing working time is a way of saving jobs in the short term, improving productivity in the sector, and transforming workers’ lives and communities in the long term.”

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