UK begins the world’s biggest 4 day work week trial. More than 3000 employees from 70 companies are participating in this trial. This and other news picks for the day:
4 Day Work Week Trial
In what is the world’s biggest trial of a shorter workweek, more than 3 Thousand employees at 70 British companies begin the 4 day work week trial on the 06th of June 2022.
Participating companies will adopt 32 hour or 35 hour 4 day work weeks. This is at no loss of pay for employees. The trial will run for 6 months. We look forward to the results.
Global Covid-19 Vaccination Update
In the global fight against covid-19, about 11.92 billon doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered globally.
66.3% of the world population has received at least one dose. Close to 5 million vaccine doses are now administered each day. However, only less than 20% people in low-income countries have received at least one dose. Let’s continue our united fight against the pandemic.
India Bans Surrogate Advertising
The Indian Government cracked a whip on misleading advertisements. The Central Consumer Protection Authority has notified new guidelines across all platforms.
This will put a check on alcohol and tobacco companies using surrogate advertising in disguise of products like soda, bottled water and music CDs.
The Iron Lady
Today we celebrate Woman Power. On 11th June 1987, Margaret Thatcher became the first British Prime Minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term. Let’s salute the Iron Lady.
For a better world, we hope for a greater female representation in policy making and political leadership across the world.
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