Labour SLAMMED over ridiculous plan for robots to take British workers’ jobs to create a four-day working week

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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.

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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.”

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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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