FOUR- DAY WEEK IS THE WAY OF THE FUTURE
GIVEN most recent research has shown that the dire prediction of loss of 47 per cent of current jobs by 2030 is more realistically nearer 20 per cent, it is time to press for a four- day week.
Recent job losses of 6000 at the NAB could be averted if workers were offered a fourday week, thereby saving 20 per cent of jobs.
Combined with a 50 per cent penalty loading for working a three- day week over weekends, we would preserve jobs and the quality of life for our children.
Of course this would mean employers would be asked to give workers a pay rise for less work perhaps paid for through tax cuts.
Workers would have an extra day of leisure to spend with their children or participating in sport or entertainment activities, which would have a huge benefit to local economies and the health of communities. COLIN HUGHES, Greenmount