'Four-Day Workweek, Six Hours Each Day' Finnish PM Proposes

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      Judi Lynn
      • Total Posts: 5,073

      Published 11 January 2020 (12 hours 30 minutes ago)

      Prime Minister Sanna Marin spoke in favor of reducing working days and working hours during the 120th-anniversary ceremony of the founding of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Turku, Finland.

      “Four-day work week, six-hour day. Why couldn’t this be the next step? Eight hours is the absolute truth?,” the Finnish Prime Minister asked.

      “I think people deserve to spend more time with their families, their loved ones, their hobbies and other aspects of life, such as culture.”

      Sanna Marin, a 34-year-old woman who was sworn into office on Dec. 2019, is the world’s youngest prime minister and heads a coalition of five center-left parties which are currently led by women.


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      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      labor costs have remained constant, more employees have been hired, and more tax revenues have been generated….In addition, illness-related lost working days have fallen and the unemployment rate has decreased.

      Happiness quoting doesn’t surprise me one bit. Think of it, and then demand it.

      Based on my years and experience, if I coupled this with hiring more health care practitioners, I’d feel safer. Health care costs and outcomes are already going to fair better under M4A, so WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

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      Ohio Barbarian
      • Total Posts: 21,777

      Helsinki’s looking better and better. Too bad I can’t afford to just up and move. Guess I’ll have to stay in the Benighted States and agitate.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

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