Call for 10-hr week to tackle climate change
EMPLOYEES could work for just ten hours a week and take home up to 75 per cent less pay under a radical plan to tackle climate change being discussed by Labour.
The Autonomy thinktank report called for ‘rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society’ to cut carbon emissions – including limiting how long people spend at work.
Climate change campaigner Leo Murray, who advises shadow Treasury minister Clive Lewis, backed the report’s findings, saying: ‘I like this take a lot.’
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has previously spoken of the merits of moving to a four-day working week.
But critics savaged the report. Conservative Party chairman Brandon Lewis told The Sun: ‘The reality is this policy would slash people’s earnings and hammer the economy.’