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Finland PM Sanna Marin proposes four-day work week and six hour work day

Finland’s Education minister Li Andersson supported Marin’s proposal of a four-day-week. she said, “It is important to allow Finnish citizens to work less”

New Delhi: Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin has proposed the idea of a four-day-week and six-hour working day work schedule for the citizens of her country. This idea will allow people to spend more time with their families, Marin said.

Finland’s PM also added that with a comfortable work schedule as such, people could also invest their time in other aspects of life.

“I personally believe people should spend more time with their families, loved ones, hobbies and other aspects of life, such as culture. This could be certainly the next step for us in working life,” Sanna Marin said.

On December 10, 2019, Sanna Marin, 34, is the world’s youngest Prime Minister and assumed office in Finland. Previously when she was the Minister of Transport for Finland, Marin had also recommended shorter workweeks. Presently, Finland follows a five-day-week and eight-hour working day work schedule.

Finland’s Education minister Li Andersson supported Marin’s proposal of a four-day-week. she said, “It is important to allow Finnish citizens to work less”. “The question is not about governing with a feminine style but offering help and keeping promises to voters” she added.

In 2015, a six-hour working day was tested in Sweden and results stated that it led to better productivity by happy employees.

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