Prime Minister Boris Johnson says both the UK and Scottish government should "respect" the vote to remain in the UK "only a few years ago" in 2014. He suggests it would be better if they remain focused on what the people of the UK "wants us to look at" including the "economic position" the country currently finds itself in. Report by Edwardst. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says that after "Covid, Brexit, Boris Johnson" it is time for Scotland to "talk about independence" again; eight years after the previous referendum vote. She claims that the Scottish Parliament elections of 2021 have given the SNP an "indisputable democratic mandate" to offer the Scottish people the right to choose again. She argues the UK government has "no respect for democracy" and they will move forward without a Section 30 order "if necessary". Report by Edwardst. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
4-Day Work Week Trial , Has Begun .
The pilot program is taking place in the U.K. and will last for six months.
More than 3,000 employees across 70 companies will work four-day weeks while earning
100 percent of their salaries.
The intention of the trial is to discern how viable it is for employees to maintain current productivity levels... .
... while working 80 percent of the standard work week.
While employee advocates have called for rethinking the work week for years, .
analysts say that
the significant size of
this trial is partly due
to how the pandemic
shifted the ways we work.
The pandemic [has] made us think a great deal about work and how people organize their lives, Sienna O'Rourke, Pressure Drop Brewing, via CNN.
Spokespersons for companies participating in the trial say their intentions center around employee well-being.
We're doing this to improve the lives of our staff and be part of a progressive change in the world, Sienna O'Rourke, Pressure Drop Brewing, via CNN.
Trials of this nature have been conducted before, .
notably in Iceland where the results showed no drop in productivity and an increase in employee satisfaction.
According to the CEO of the 4-Day Week U.K. Campaign, subsequent trials will occur this year in both Scotland and Spain.
As we emerge from the pandemic, more and more companies are recognizing that the new frontier for competition is quality of life, , Joe O'Connor, 4-Day Week Global CEO, via CNN.
... and that reduced-hour, output-focused working is
the vehicle to give them
a competitive edge, Joe O'Connor, 4-Day Week Global CEO, via CNN
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