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European country adopts six-hour work day

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HC Online | 06 Oct 2015, 07:44 AM Agree 0
Could this be the end of the traditional working day as we know it?
  • KOD | 06 Oct 2015, 02:38 PM Agree 0
    What a great idea. We should embrace it.
    Why not adopt an approach where employees work 6 hrs per day but still get paid for 38 hours for the week. This would result in the hourly rate being increased by 20%.
    As a trade off employees would only be paid when they came to work. They would still be entitled to sick leave, annual leave, public holidays and long service leave, but would not be paid for such absences. It would be up to the employee to put funds aside to pay for such absences.
    Its about time we made people responsible for their actions and stop requiring the employer to be judge and jury and banker for such matters. The complexity and rules around such conditions of service have become unnecessarily complex and difficult to manage. Under such arrangements employees would have access to X amount of days equal to annual leave, sick leave, public holidays and LSL which would be around 50 days per year.

    Whether or not there was a lunch break would be negotiable.
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