House of Commons
Four-day week in the UK
EDM #636
Tabled 18 June 2020
2019-21 Session
That this House recognises the opportunity for exploring shorter working time for the UK, including a four-day week, as one route out of the covid-19 pandemic; further recognises that work patterns have been dramatically altered as a result of the pandemic, notes that shorter working time has been used throughout history as a way of responding to economic crises; believes that a four-day week could bring multiple benefits to society, the environment, democracy, and the economy through increased productivity; congratulates Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand for speaking about the four-day week as a key way in which New Zealand’s economy can recover from the crisis; highlights the Scottish Government’s announcement in May that its Post-Covid-19 Futures Commission plans to explore the potential for a four-day working week for Scotland; and calls on the Government to make the same commitment towards a better future for the UK by setting up a comparable commission to consider a range of options and models in relation to shorter working times.

Signatures (42)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Lavery, Ian
Labour
22 June 2020
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
22 June 2020
Byrne, Ian
Labour
22 June 2020
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
22 June 2020
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
22 June 2020
Osborne, Kate
Labour
22 June 2020
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
22 June 2020
Webbe, Claudia
Labour
22 June 2020
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
22 June 2020
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
22 June 2020
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
22 June 2020
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
22 June 2020
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
22 June 2020
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
23 June 2020
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
23 June 2020
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
23 June 2020
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
23 June 2020
Butler, Dawn
Labour
23 June 2020
Burgon, Richard
Labour
23 June 2020
Morris, Grahame
Labour
23 June 2020
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
24 June 2020
Whitley, Mick
Labour
24 June 2020
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
24 June 2020
Barker, Paula
Labour
24 June 2020
McDonnell, John
Labour
25 June 2020
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
29 June 2020
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
29 June 2020
Dowd, Peter
Labour
29 June 2020
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
29 June 2020
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
29 June 2020
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
29 June 2020
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
29 June 2020
Osamor, Kate
Labour
30 June 2020
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
30 June 2020
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
30 June 2020
Hill, Mike
Labour
01 July 2020
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion