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No ! Finland newly elected PM Sanna Marin did not propose six-hour working week and four hour work day

Claim :

Finland’s newly elected Prime Minister Sanna Marin proposed a four day work week and six hour work day in Finland.

 

 

Verification :

A post is doing the rounds on social media with a claim that Finland’s newly elected Prime Minister Sanna Marin has proposed a four-day work week and six-hour work day in Finland.

 

 

 

We found that several Twitter and Facebook users have also posted the same viral claim on their handle.

Even several mainstream media  outlets reported news that Finland Prime Minister Sanna Marin had proposed a four-day-week and six-hour working day schedule for the citizens of her country. 

As per media website , The Logical Indian , Finland’s new Prime Minister Sanna Marin has proposed a flexible working schedule in the country where employees would have to work four days a week and six hours a day .Quoting PM Sanna Marin , it reported that Sanna Marin believed that people deserve to spend more time with their families, loved ones, hobbies and other aspects of life such as culture as this could be the next step for us in working life

 

Finland’s New PM Proposes Six-Hour Days, Four-Day Work Week

Finland’s new Prime Minister Sanna Marin has proposed a flexible working schedule in the country where employees would have to work four days a week and six hours a day. On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Turku, Marin called for a test run of the new working schedule.

 

With the help of relevant keywords search , we started fact checking the viral. During our search , we found a tweet of Finnish government issuing the clarification on this issue. Finnish government tweeted , ” there is no mention of the four-day working week in the government’s program. Prime Minister Sanna Marin “envisioned this idea briefly in a panel discussion last August while she was the minister of transport, and there hasn’t been any recent activity”. 

 

 

 

 

What fueled the claim?

As per the news report in AP News , Finland government spokeswoman Paivi Anttikoski said Marin floated the idea of Finland some day adopting either a four-day work week or six-hour work days in a panel discussion last August while she was the minister of transport. However, there hasn’t been any recent activity” to push the initiative forward, Anttikoski said

NOT REAL NEWS: Finland is not launching 4-day working week

HELSINKI (AP) – The Finnish government on Tuesday squelched a story spreading in international media about the Nordic nation’s plans to reduce the average working time for full-time employees to 24 hours a week, or four six-hour days.

 

 

Conclusion 

 

Newschecker’s team fact-checked the claim and found that the post claiming Finland’s newly elected Prime Minister Sanna Marin proposing four-day working week and six-hour working day in Finland is misleading.

Sources

 

Google Search

 

 

Result: Misleading

 

 

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Shaminder Singh
Shaminder started off his career as a freelance journalist for a consulting and research firm. He has been a Political Strategist and Media Manager. Before joining Newschecker, he worked with various reputed media agencies like Daily Post India, PTC News.

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