The Spanish authorities are the first in Europe to introduce a four-day working week, writes The Guardian.
The innovation is provided by a pilot project, the details of which are not fully clarified. The initiator was the center-left party, Mas Pais, which was supported by the authorities.
All interested companies will be able to participate in the experiment — they will switch to a 32-hour working week. Employees will keep 100% of their salary in the first year, and then they will gradually reduce it.
Mas Palace has proposed reducing working hours because Spaniards spend more time at work than the European average, which affects productivity.
Earlier, the main drawback of the four-day working week was named.