Call for 10-hr week to tackle cli­mate change

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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.’

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