Spain: entire city of Valencia tests the 4-day week for four consecutive weeks

In a municipal decision, the city of Valencia will see all  businesses and public administrations close every Monday from 10 April until 07 May. The aim of this experiment is to test the impact of the switch to a 32-hour week on urban life, mobility, work-life balance, and the well-being of its 795,000 inhabitants.

Through CĂ©cile Thibaud. Published on 12 April 2023 Ă  14h23 - Update on 12 April 2023 Ă  14h23

Spain’s third largest city (after Madrid and Barcelona) has decided to experiment with a four-day working week (10 April – 07 May) by taking advantage of four consecutive Monday public holidays. Valencia is emerging as Spain’s pilot for the shorter working week. This initiative follows on from another pilot that was launched on 30 June 2022 at the regional level in a bid to support businesses attempting to switch to the four-day week,…

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