What is the “differentiated week” (or 4-day week) provided for separated parents?

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    Soon a four-day week for separate officials? Could be. In any case, this is one of the ways considered by Gabriel Attal, to allow parents to better organize their work time.

    After experimenting with the four-day week within Public Accounts, the Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, spoke of the establishment of a “differentiated week” for divorced civil servant parents. What does it consist of? Who cares? We explain it to you.

    Four or five days worked, depending on shared custody

    First point and no less important: initially this four-day week would only affect separated civil servant parents. The goal would be to allow employees “spandrelr” the week they have their children, and work more the second. .

    In summary, according to Sunday’s tribune, parents’ work time would be distributed as follows: four days a week worked with their children, and five days when they do not have them. Despite everything, this model would not be synonymous with “time savings.”

    Then it will be necessary “arrive earlier in the morning and leave later at night to work one less day“, summarized Gabriel Attal during his general policy speech.

    An announcement that not everyone likes, since the four days – starting at 9:00 a.m. instead of 7:00 a.m. – would necessarily be more crowded.

    It is an intensification of working hours, an expansion of scope, disturbing the balance between professional and private life.“, stressed Mylène Jacquot, general secretary of the CFDT-Public Services, to Le Parisien.

    A system that has borne fruit abroad

    If nothing has yet been done about it in France, abroad the four-day week has already attracted many employees.

    In the United Kingdom, 92% of companies say they are willing to adopt this model, according to the results of a study carried out among 3,000 employees from 61 different companies.

    This test made it possible, in particular, to reduce the number of burnouts by 71% and sick leave by 65%.

    We feel younger, less exhausted. We organized ourselves better in our lives, we managed to do everything we wanted until then. Sorting things at home, cleaning the floors, all those things that we kept leaving for the next day. The result is more time for yourself and it quickly becomes second nature.“confirmed Gary Conroy, founder of 5 Squirrels, in an article.

    A new organization that would nevertheless ask the French to reconsider their way of working.

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