France has a 35-hour week and Sweden is looking at six-hour days.
Is NZ due a work-life shake-up?
(ed: to my mind the arguments for a change to working hours are similar to those for a universal basic income – in that one of the major failures of neoliberal-capitalism is that the people have been made the slaves/servants of money – whereas it should be the other way around – where money is the servant/enabler of the people..
time for a serious rethink/re-jig – methinks..)
The 40-hour week has governed working life since the first Labour government instigated sweeping reforms in 1936.
Now it looks as if Kiwis are ready for another shakeup.
Auckland University senior lecturer Helen Delaney – who specialises in research on management and international business – says increasing numbers are questioning the 9-to-5 routine.
A rift is developing she says – between those who value its security and consistency and those who find it restrictive and obstructive to their desired lifestyle.