A four-day workweek comes around a few times a year, and it’s always met with a sigh of relief. Spain wants to make that sigh permanent by trialing a pilot program for the idea. Leftwing Spanish political party Más País proposed the idea earlier this year and announced that the government had accepted the proposal.
According to The Guardian, President of Más País Íñigo Errejón said, “Spain is one of the countries where workers put in more hours than the European average. But we’re not among the most productive countries. I maintain that working more hours does not mean working better.”