People working a four-day week would lead to a stronger economy, the Fórsa trade union has said.
The days of doing 9 to 5 could be numbered if Ireland’s largest public service union gets its way.
Fórsa wants workers to do a four-day week and is hosting a conference in Dublin today to hear what employees in other countries do.
The union says most of the benefits of productivity because of technology are being felt by the global elite, not by ordinary workers.
They claim reduced working hours is one of the main issues in debates about the future of work.
Fórsa says a national debate on introducing a four-day working week is needed.