Now Companies In Germany Testing Four-Day Working Week Amid Labour Crisis

Ashish Kumar Mishra
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The trend of working only four days a week is gradually increasing. It is being adopted in many countries. The latest name added to this list is Germany, where many companies have implemented the four-day workweek. Before Germany, it was assumed or trialled in many countries.

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Extra Off Day Without Salary Deduction

According to a Bloomberg report, many companies in Germany are adopting the culture of the four-day workweek. Under this, companies ask their employees to work only four out of seven days of the week and give them rest for the remaining three days. Interestingly, the employees’ salaries are not cut for this.

Experiment Has Been Done In Britain Also

According to the report, many companies in Germany are currently testing the four-day workweek. About 45 companies are participating in this experiment, which involves reducing employees’ working hours without changing their salaries. Earlier in 2022, many companies in Britain conducted a similar experiment.

These Problems Of Companies Will Be Solved

Germany is currently struggling economically. Europe’s largest economy fell into economic recession last year and is struggling to return to the path of economic progress. Companies are also facing problems in adverse circumstances. The biggest problem facing companies is the shortage of working people. It is believed that the four-day workweek will not only increase the productivity of the existing employees of the companies but will also remove the problem of employee shortage.

Changes Will Be Implemented From February 1

Many labour unions and rights associations have demanded reduced work pressure on workers. In Germany, labour unions have made such demands. According to a Bloomberg report, the companies involved in the experiment will implement the changes from February 1. This will enable them to know how to correct the labour unions’ arguments on the 4-day work week.

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