THE working week dropped from six days to five almost 100 years ago.
Several countries have successfully trialled a four-day system in the last six years, and now Scotland is giving it a go.
Will the UK introduce a four day working week?
A four-day working week is being tested in the UK – with staff receiving the same pay for eight fewer hours of work.
Pilots are being launched across Scotland following the huge shift in the way Brits work during the Covid pandemic.
It is not known whether England, Wales and Northern Ireland will also test it out, but campaigners are urging the government to try it.
Many have pointed to the “overwhelming success” of the biggest ever four-day workweek trial in Iceland in 2015 to 2019.
Workers were found to be less stressed and had a better work-life balance while employers saw no drastic fall in productivity or provision of services, analysis found.
The experiment initially included just a few dozen public sector workers who were members of unions.
But it expanded to 2,500 workers…