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Keidanren proposes four-day workweek for factories

  • May 8, 2020
  • , Nikkei
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Nikkei reported that the Japan Economic Federation drew up a set of guidelines regarding the reopening of economic activities following the eventual end to the state of emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic. Keidanren is expected to urge its member firms in the manufacturing sector to operate their assembly plants four days per week. The leading business lobby will also propose the continuation of telework and online meetings to reduce interactions among employees as much as possible. It also advises checking employees’ temperatures upon arrival at the workplace and reconfiguring workstations so that there is two meters between each employee.

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