The Four-day Working Week: Possibilities and Implications

___________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Description

A future Labour government is committed to implementing a four-day working week with no loss of pay. This is also the Trades Union Congress (TUC) policy.

As Stephen Hawking predicted we need to think carefully about how the potential benefits of automation and artificial intelligence are shared in society.

Reductions in working time have been seen to have a positive impact on the environment and integral to challenging climate change, as well as the possibility of shared child and eldercare and benefits for mental and physical health.

Yet, how do we move towards a 4 day week?

This seminar hears from Professor Andre Spicer on the wider benefits and the introduction of ‘an infrastructure of conviviality’.

It reflects on the experience of trade union campaigns to cut the working week but also hears from employers who have already introduced a 4 day week, their experiences and the outcomes for their business.

___________________________________________________________________________

When

Wednesday 27th November 2019, 3.00pm-5.30pm

___________________________________________________________________________

Who Should Attend

Researchers and practitioners who are interested in a four-day working week

___________________________________________________________________________

Benefits of Attendance

1. Obtain insights into recent research on a four-day working week
2. Network with practitioners and scholars in the field

___________________________________________________________________________

Location

Room HH103, Hamilton House, Park Vista, Greenwich
London, SE10 9LZ 

___________________________________________________________________________

Speakers

Professor Andre Spicer, CASS Business School: ‘What’s the evidence for a four day week?’

Ian Waddell, General Secretary of Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions (CSEU):’, ‘A recent history of the shorter working week’.

Paul Sellers, TUC Working Time Policy Officer: ‘The TUC position.’

Elena Kerrigan, Managing Director, Think Productive: ‘We don’t work Fridays – Lessons from the 4 day week’

Steven Titchener, Brand Strategist, Two Guys Creative: Experiences of the Four day week

Rochelle White, Creative Director & Founder, Rochelle White Agency

___________________________________________________________________________

Programme

Please click here for more details on the event programme.

___________________________________________________________________________

Provider Information

The Centre for Research in Employment and Work, University of Greenwich

___________________________________________________________________________

Travel Information

How to find us:

Hamilton House, 15 Park Vista, Greenwich, London SE10 9LZ
Telephone: +44 20 8331 9083 E-mail: i3centre@gre.ac.uk

___________________________________________________________________________

Additional Information

This is an event for all levels, tackling the following subjects: 

  • Human Resource Management 
  • Organizational Transformation, Change and Development 

___________________________________________________________________________
 

Contact

Please register your interest with your name, job title, and organisation to attend by signing up through the eventbrite link

OR contact BusinessEvents@greenwich.ac.uk

OR email Dr Ruth Ballardie on R.T.Ballardie@greenwich.ac.uk

___________________________________________________________________________

Event Price

Free

___________________________________________________________________________

Book Now

The booking deadline of this event is: 26 November 2019

To book your place please go to: eventbrite


___________________________________________________________________________


 

27th November 2019   to   5:30 PM
Event Information
Product Code
Event Provider
Date / Time Event Date
Venue
Event Type
Target Audience
Price
Booking Deadline 26 November 2019
Link to Booking Form
Contact
Delegate List Available? No

Help spread the word

Please help us and let your friends, colleagues and followers know about our page: The Four-day Working Week: Possibilities and Implications


You can also share the below link in an email or on your website.
https://www.bam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=3671&reset=1

Share this page