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A 4 Day Week: The Time is Now!
4 Day Week Campaign, Autonomy, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Berlin

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The demand for a reduction of work is as old as the Labour movement itself. Generations of trade unionists and socialists knew that time spent at work is political - their struggles won us the weekend. But now the nine-to-five, five-days-a-week model for full-time work is outdated and failing. With the Labour Party recently campaigning on their boldest election manifesto in a generation, a radical agenda for a new economy has never been closer to Westminster. It is time to grab this opportunity and move towards a 4 Day Week.

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Write-ups and recordings

Full session recording by The World Transformed. (2018-10-10)


Alice Martin
Researcher // New Economics Foundation

Alice is Head of Work and Pay at the New Economics Foundation and is author of Why We Need Trade Unions in the 21st Century (Polity Press, 2019).

Carys Roberts
Think Tank Economist // IPPR

Carys works on the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice, and wrote on managing automation, with a focus on employment, inequality and ethics in the digital age. Her current work looks at the future of care.

Aidan Harper
Researcher // 4 Day Week Campaign

Member of the 4 Day Week Campaign, and a researcher in work and social policy for the New Economics Foundation (NEF)

Will Stronge
Think Tank Director // Autonomy

Will is co-director of Autonomy, a think-tank concerned with the future of work. With Helen Hester, he is the co-author of the forthcoming primer Post-Work: what it is, why it matters and how we get there (Bloomsbury, 2019).

Katja Kipping
Politician // Die Linke

Katja Kipping is chairperson for Die Linke, the leading left party in the German Parliament. She is also the editor of the socialist magazine  Prager Frühling and a founding member of the Institute of Modern Solidarity, a left-oriented think tank.

David Graeber
Academic / Activist

Professor of anthropology at the LSE. Author of the book Debt: The First 5000 years; and Bullshit Jobs. He was involved in the Global Justice Movement and Occupy Wall Street