A shorter working week as part of green caring economy

Event Date: Tuesday 8th February 2022

EmploymentFeminist Green New DealGender BudgetingGreen Caring EconomyShorter working week

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The UK faces a number of related crises, with inequalities and environmental breakdown at their core. Women continue to work longer hours than men, but men are paid for more of their work, and are paid more for their work. At the same time, overwork and overproduction are a direct cause of the climate crisis.

In this webinar, we’ll explore how a shorter working week, as part of a wider set of policy changes, could promote fairer sharing of paid work, unpaid work and income, whilst also supporting a green transition.

This webinar marks the launch of the fourth policy paper in our Feminist Green New Deal project, A shorter working week as part of a green, caring economy.

We welcome the authors of the paper Professor Özlem Onaran and Robert Calvert Jump (University of Greenwich) to present a summary of the paper, their conclusions and recommendations.

The event will be chaired by Anneliese Dodds, Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament for Oxford East and Chair of the Labour Party and the Labour Party’s policy review.

We’ll also hear from Joe Ryle, Director of the 4 Day Week Campaign, Afzal Rahman, Policy Officer at the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and a representative from a business that has transitioned to a shorter working week.

We will look forward to welcoming you on Tuesday 8th February from 13:00-14:00

The Feminist Green New Deal project is in collaboration with the Women’s Environmental Network. Find out more here.

We are committed to making our events inclusive and accessible – if you require any further arrangements please get in touch with us: admin@wbg.org.uk

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