Speaking to journalists in Viseu, Ana Mendes Godinho explained that the Government decided to carry out “a study on new ways of organising working time, namely the four-day week, but which is part of a huge set of powerful and ambitious goals within the scope of the Decent Work Agenda”.

“Following the discussion of this study, several companies came to express their willingness to participate in pilot projects”, said the Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security, refusing to give more details about these companies.

According to the official, “the next step will really be the study”, to “define the requirements, the parameters”, and then “be able to move on to pilot projects”.