ONTARIO NDP, LIBERALS EYE 4-DAY WORK WEEKS IN PROPOSED PILOT PROJECTS

May 13, 2022

By Bob Komsic

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TORONTO – The Ontario NDP and Liberals are both promising to explore a four-day work week, if they form government.

The Liberals say they would launch a four-day work week “demonstration,” working with business and labour groups to design and evaluate the model.

Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca says the pandemic has spurred the need for an examination of work-life balance.

The NDP says they would reintroduce one of their private member’s bills from 2021 that would establish a four-day work week commission to develop recommendations on how to implement a pilot project.

Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford says decisions on work weeks are best left up to the private sector.

Rocco Rossi, the CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, says a growing number of businesses are experimenting with four-day work weeks, but it is important for those decisions to come from employers.

(The Canadian Press)

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