New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern takes has suggested employers consider a four-day working week.
“I hear lots of people suggesting we should have a four-day workweek. Ultimately that really sits between employers and employees. But as I’ve said there’s just so much we’ve learnt about Covid and that flexibility of people working from home, the productivity that can be driven out of that,” Ardern said.
“I’d really encourage people to think about that if you’re an employer and in a position to do so. To think about if that’s something that would work for your workplace because it certainly would help tourism all around the country.”
Ardern said many New Zealanders said they would travel more domestically if they had more flexibility in their working lives.
New Zealand reported 1 503 cases of the coronavirus. 21 patients died.