What is the “differentiated week” (or 4-day week), envisaged for separated parents?

What is the “differentiated week” (or 4-day week), envisaged for separated parents?

Soon a four-day week for separated civil servants? Maybe. In any case, this is one of the avenues considered by Gabriel Attal, to allow parents to better organize their working time.

After experimenting with the four-day week within Public Accounts, the Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, spoke of the establishment of a “differentiated week” for divorced civil servant parents. What does it consist of? Who is concerned ? We’ll explain it to you.

Four or five days worked, depending on shared custody

First point and not least: this four-day week would initially only concern separated civil servant parents. The objective would be to allow employees “spandrelr” the week they have their children, and to work more the second. .

In short, according to The Sunday Tribune, parents’ working time would be distributed as follows: four days worked per week with the children, and five days when they do not have them. Despite everything, this model would not be synonymous with “saving time” however.

It will then be necessary “arrive earlier in the morning and leave later in the evening to work one day less“, summarized Gabriel Attal during his general policy speech.

An announcement which does not appeal to everyone, since the four days – from 9:00 a.m. instead of 7:00 a.m. – would necessarily be busier.

It’s an intensification of working days, an extension of amplitudes, it disrupts the balance between professional and private life.“, underlined Mylène Jacquot, general secretary of the CFDT-Public Service, to Le Parisien.

A system that has borne fruit abroad

If nothing has yet been done in France on the subject, abroad, the four-day week has already attracted many employees.

In the United Kingdom, 92% of companies say they are ready to adopt this model – according to the results of a study carried out among 3,000 employees from 61 different companies.

This test notably made it possible to reduce the number of burn-outs by 71% and that of sick leave by 65%.

We feel younger, less exhausted. We organize ourselves better in our lives, we manage to do everything we wanted to do until then. Sorting out things at home, cleaning the floors, all those things that we kept putting off until the next day. The result is more time for yourself, and it quickly becomes second nature.“, confirmed Gary Conroy, founder of 5 Squirrels, in an article.

A new organization, which would nevertheless ask the French to rethink their way of working.