Why every working week should be four days long

08 Jul 2017 5:07 PM | Jean Murray (Administrator)

University of South Australia emeritus professor Barbara Pocock researched working hours for decades. She says we need to rethink the working week and rethink the number of hours we spend on paid work. "I think it is really interesting that there isn't a proper discussion about a four-day working week. Technology was meant to liberate us from the five-day week but, instead, what's happened is that the profit share has increased, reduced the wages share and we've loaded up on intensity and working hours." http://www.theage.com.au/comment/long-weekends-why-every-working-week-should-be-four-days-long-20170612-gwpcic.html  

Barbara will be speaking at the 2017 BPW Adelaide EPD event http://www.unisa.edu.au/Business-community/Hawke-Centre/Events-calendar/Gender-Pay-Equity-How-do-we-make-it-happen/ ]

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