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France to offer four-day week to parents sharing custody of children

21st March 2024

The Telegraph

Divorced parents in France with shared custody will be granted the right to work four days per week under a trial scheme to be tested this year.

On Sunday, Gabriel Attal, the French prime minister, announced that starting from September, civil servants in some ministries who share custody of their children will work on just four days in the weeks that the children are in their homes.

Parents are expected to allocate Wednesdays as their day off because primary and most middle schools do not have classes that afternoon.

Mr Attal, 35, had already tested the four-day week when he was budget minister two years ago. Staff had no reduction in working hours, meaning they had slightly longer days when in the office.

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