LABOUR has been ridiculed for exploring plans to create a four-day working week using robots.
Officials believe companies could pass on efficiency savings from AI advances to staff but still pay them full-time wages.
Officials say companies could pass on efficiency savings from AI advances to staff[/caption]
A source said it “fits in with the party’s approach to re-balance the economy in favour of the worker.”
But the idea was mocked amid the deepening financial strains on the NHS, social care and pensions.
Tory MP Kevin Hollinrake said: “To think we can work less and less at a time when there are lots of other pressures that are going to hit the economy, it’s ludicrous.”
Tory MP Kevin Hollinrake said the idea that we can work less under more pressure is ludicrous[/caption]
The plan comes after the Trades Union Congress declared a four-day week was possible this century.
Boss Frances O’Grady said at the Labour Party conference this month: “It’s time to share the wealth from new technology. Not allow those at the top to grab it for themselves.”
A report by Labour’s economic team last year also suggested working less.
But a Party spokesperson said: “A four-day working week is not policy and not being considered.”
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