NDM7780 - Opposition Debate

Tabled on 15/09/2021 | For debate on 22/09/2021

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Recognises the change in work practices as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and that this has brought with it many wellbeing and work-life balance benefits.

2. Believes that reforming working practices to meet the challenges of the automation revolution is necessary.

3. Notes with interest that governments in Scotland, Spain and Ireland are planning national-level pilots for a four-day working week.

4. Recognises pilots of a four-day working week in Iceland were an overwhelming success and led to many workers moving to shorter hours with no reduction in pay.

5. Calls on the Welsh Government to establish a four-day working week pilot in Wales to explore the benefits to all Welsh workers, the economy and the environment.


NDM7780 - 1 | Tabled on 17/09/2021

Delete point 5 and replace with:

Calls on the Welsh Government to consider the progress that is made through pilots in other countries and examine the lessons Wales can learn.

NDM7780 - 2 | Tabled on 17/09/2021

Delete points 3, 4 and 5.

NDM7780 - 3 | Tabled on 17/09/2021

Add as new point at end of motion:

Believes that working arrangements should be agreed between employers and employees and that no workers or employers should be forced to adopt a four-day working week.

NDM7780 - 4 | Tabled on 17/09/2021

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes that employment matters are reserved to the UK Parliament.