John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor of Britain. By Transition Heathrow, CC BY 2.zero, Hyperlink
h/t James Delingpole – Britain’s Labour Opposition Get together, which has an actual likelihood of profitable the subsequent UK election, is significantly contemplating a suppose tank proposal to radically reduce working hours and wages to scale back everybody’s carbon footprint.
Plan for 10-hour working week with 75% paycut below Labour
Martine Berg Olsen Monday 10 Jun 2019 7:54 am
The Labour Get together is discussing plans to herald a 10-hour working week and slash pay by 75 per cent to deal with local weather change. The novel report titled The Ecological Limits of Work by the Autonomy Group states until present carbon emissions are reduce there can be an ‘unprecedented lower within the financial exercise’.
It says the sustainable work week would probably be ‘nicely beneath 10 hours per week’.
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, who has beforehand backed a four-day working week, stated: ‘It is a important contribution to the rising debate round free time and decreasing the working week.’ Leo Murray, adviser to Shadow Treasury minister Clive Lewis, stated: ‘I like this take rather a lot.’
Lewis has beforehand backed one other controversial report from the group on decreasing the working week.
Learn extra: https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/10/plan-10-hour-working-week-75-paycut-labour-9878450/
The total report, “The Ecological Limits of Work”, is out there right here.
Below the subject “different issues”, the report authors specific concern that their proposed reduce may not be deep sufficient, as a result of folks working shorter hours could be extra productive through the time they do work, which might cancel a few of the ecological “profit” of a shorter working week.
This isn’t a fringe proposal. Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, who praised the proposal, is a senior determine within the Labour Get together, and has an actual likelihood of being put answerable for Britain’s banking system and financial system after the subsequent election.
The report sort of skips over points which could concern some employees, like how British employees already struggling gasoline poverty are alleged to heat their houses and feed their households with 75% much less cash, and the way they’re alleged to pay their mortgages and payments (possibly all mortgages will probably be forgiven?), however I doubt the politicians contemplating this radical coverage proposal have ever personally skilled actual starvation, poverty or chilly.