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Jobs, economy and education

Find out more about our topics relating to careers & employment, continuing education, and finances & the economy

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Is a four-day working week a good idea?

24th - 31st March 2023

Discussion about the prospect of a four-day week has been widespread following the results of a trial in over 60 UK companies. Voters considered the practicalities of a four-day week in relation to their own experience of learning and reflected on the impact it might have on the adults in their lives. Our older voters also considered the impact a shorter workweek might have on different sectors and industries.

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Should there be strikes during the festive period?

09th - 16th December 2022

With multiple sectors currently striking or preparing to, our voters considered how strike action affects arguably the busiest time of the year. They explored the purpose of striking, why it is being discussed in the news right now and the impact it has on the festive period. With this information, they debated if it is important for strikes to cause an inconvenience or if they should instead happen during quieter times of year. Equally, they discussed whether the time of year should affect the decision to strike at all.

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