6+6 hour model
This is a European Social Fund supported pilot project called Flexibility through 6-hour shifts. The project manager, Dr. Pekka Peltola from the Finnish Ministry of Labour suggests that the work shifts can be between 6am-12 and 12-6pm, or 8am-2pm and 2pm-8pm. Shifts may also overlap. There may be several shifts, not all of them necessarily exactly 6 hours. Weekly working hours are normally 30, however.
The system is not publicly subsidised but relies on market conditions. The advantages are an increase in the drift-time of the machinery and a great increase in productivity. New jobs are created for the second shift. The potential of the 6+6 for job creation is considerable, Peltola believes.
- The end of work or the end of wage slavery? (June 1998)
- Citizen's Income model
- A social welfare state which encourages job creation
Archbishop of Finland supports Citizens Income (June 1998)
- The decline of the 'employment society' (January 1999)
- Citizen's Income stirs debate (September 1998)
- Enforcing right to work proposed as a way to create jobs (August 1998)
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