A four-day work week could improve our health and cut carbon emissions

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    A four-day work week could improve our health and cut carbon emissions

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    10 April 2019

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    A four-day week would give us much more leisure time

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    By Michael Le Page

    A GROWING movement wants to radically change how we live. The people behind it say it will make us healthier, happier and more productive. It will put a massive dent in carbon dioxide emissions and ease the pressure on nature. And it will make countries richer and more equal. But are we really ready for a four-day week?

    In the UK, at least, the idea is gaining ground. Some trade unions have come out in support, the Labour party and the Scottish National …

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