It’s not enough to defend the five-day week — we must demand four

Aidan Harper writes for Novara

Aidan Harper writes about the government’s u‑turn on reassessing the EU Working Time Directive in Novara:

The WTD is an important baseline protection for workers, particularly in an increasingly precarious labour market – but it is no panacea. The 48-hour limit it introduced has not changed for three decades, and appears to have done little to reduce working time in the UK. Instead of complacently defending our existing rights, trade unions and progressive parties must make the case for building on these existing protections – in the form of a four-day week.”

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