Australia could be getting a national trial of the four-day work week to see how it improves the lives of those juggling work and caring responsibilities.
A parliamentary committee has recommended a federal government-backed trial of the four-day work week based on the “100:80:100” model, which is where workers keep their entire salary and maintain full productivity despite working 80 per cent of the week.
The pilot would be spread across industries and conducted in partnership with an Australian university.
Watch the latest news on Channel 7 or stream for free on 7plus >>
The four-day week model has been successfully trialled at companies in Australia and overseas, with participants reporting improved productivity, work-life balance, health and wellbeing, and the normalisation of care as part of work.
The pilot has been recommended as one of several measures aimed at helping people strike a better balance between work and care responsibilities.
The Senate Select Committee on Work and …