Dublin city councillors backed a proposal for a four-day working week to be introduced.
It would affect over 6,000 staff who work for the local authority, if eventually brought in.
The motion was put forward by Labour councillor Kevin Donoghue, and passed at last night's council meeting.
My motion calling for a #FourDayWeek pilot at Dublin City Council passed at the Full council this evening. Thanks to Cllr colleagues from all parties for their support and to DCC for their positive response. Very excited about what this means for DCC and for the city🌹✊ pic.twitter.com/OhVDnyziKk
— Cllr Dunny (@KevinDonoghue) July 5, 2021
He believes the change will impact the lives of DCC workers and the broader locality.
"For example, the families of these workers, I think it might go some way to addressing significant gender imbalances that exist".
The Labour representative says it's a "very big step" for the council and for DCC executives.
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