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Infographic: Working Day, is it Feasible to Work Only 4 Days?

Different Countries and Companies are Giving the Debate about Adopting a Working Day of 4 days a Week. In this Infographic we tell you How the Pilot Plans have Turned Out and what the Proposal is.

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LatinAmerican Post | María Fernanda Ramírez Ramos

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4 Day Week Global is a coalition of diverse leaders, companies and academics that have come together to promote the inclusion by companies and States of a 4-day work week, with 32 hours of work, that maintains salary benefits for workers. Through his management, companies from different parts of the world have joined pilot plans that allow them to test for 6 months how the reduction of the working day, maintaining the same salary, would impact the performance of their company.

According to this organization, it is a new way of working that has multiple benefits for people and companies. Stronger health outcomes for workers, families and communities will challenge the issue of gender equality and work towards more sustainable work. However, for more companies and governments to adopt these conferences, it is necessary to have evidence to support their effectiveness. Next, we tell you data about this debate and how its implementation has been.

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Work only 4 days

In most Latin American countries, the working time is between 40 and 48 hours per week, with more than 45 being the trend. Beyond the fact that some companies are beginning to adopt a model of 32 hours of work, spread over 4 days, state policies seem like a distant reality. This, taking into account that the idea of ​​the 4 days a week working day is to maintain the same salary and that the number of hours is 32.

Otherwise, it would be 12-hour days, which make no sense. It is necessary to remember that the ILO points out that long working hours have great dangers for health and well-being. In this regard, it points out that it can produce multiple diseases in which they point out "cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and reproductive problems, chronic infections and mental health problems, which can even lead to death," according to a United Nations statement.