Portuguese companies test 4-day half-yearly working hours

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Nearly 72% of Portuguese workers work more than 40 hours a week; the aim of the experiment is to test whether a reduction in working hours can reduce worker stress.

1 of 1 With the 4-day week, Portuguese companies want to test whether the trip will reduce employee stress and exhaustion.

Portuguese companies are to receive government aid to test the four-day working week. Over the next six months, 39 private companies in the European country will take part in a pilot program in partnership with 4 Day Week Global , a non-profit organization responsible for various experiments related to the four-day work week around the world.

Employers participating in the initiative have agreed to reduce the number of hours worked by employees each week without reducing their pay. Workers will receive 100% of their salary if they work 80% of the time.

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