Finnish government corrects misinformation about four-day working week

The government of Prime Minister Sanna Marin put an end to media speculations about the feasibility of a four-day work week. “In the Finnish Government´s program there is no mention about four-day week. Issue is not on the Finnish Government’s agenda”, the government said on Twitter, adding that the Prime Minister had envisioned the idea briefly in a panel discussion while she was the Minister of Transport. “I think people deserve more time with their families, hobbies, life. This could be the next step for us in working life,” Ms Marin had said as quoted by Brussels-based newspaper New Europe. The government highlighted that “there hasn’t been any recent activity”. According to statistics, Finns work on average about 40 hours over a five-day work week.

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