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Coast readers: A four-day workweek in Nova Scotia? It’s not as far-fetched as you think

The experiment has shown promise across the pond. Could it work in our province too?

By Martin Bauman

Workers of the world, take note: Findings from what has been billed as the world’s largest trial of a four-day workweek suggest that paying workers the same wages for less work not only improves employees’ well-being, it might actually (surprise, surprise) benefit a company’s bottom line. A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge partnered with researchers from Boston College and independent research company Autonomy for the six-month study, which followed 61 workplaces and about 2,900 workers across the UK...