Create a Midweek Day Off
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Overwork is a huge and growing problem in Australia, with at least 33% of workers complaining of working too many hours per week. This has serious implications for workers’ physical and mental health, for the well-being of their families and the wider community. Meanwhile, 18% of Australian workers would like to work longer hours.
It is time to act. I am proposing the introduction of a midweek break, every week on Wednesday for workers and students.
The benefits are many:
1. An additional day off would help relieve stress for overworked Australians, providing additional time for recreational activities, volunteer work and time with their families and friends.
2. Stress reduction and healthier lifestyles will likely improve productivity and reduce health costs across the economy.
3. By spreading work more evenly, the midweek break will benefit overworked, underworked and unemployed Australians.
A midweek break will therefore make life at work and at home better. Please sign this petition and help make Australia healthier and fairer.
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