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Spain to test out a 4-day workweek: What you need to know


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The Spanish government has reportedly agreed to the launch of a new pilot project that would allow companies to give their employees a four-day workweek, with the goal of boosting not only productivity but improving workers' mental health as well.

One of the members of Más País, a leftwing party in Spain, Inigo Errejon tweeted: "We're launching into the real debate of our times. It's an idea whose time has come".

Though details remain unclear, Más País has suggested a 3-year project worth the equivalent of about $60M, which allow the corporates to try it with minimal risk, as government package would cover the cost of the experiment at 100% the first year, 50% the second, and 33% the third year.

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