BC Green leadership hopeful Sonia Furstenau pitches shorter work week

BC Green Party MLA Sonia Furstenau is proposing conversations with businesses and labour organization to shorten the work week for full-time workers in an attempt to improve work-life balance.

Furstenau introduced her economic plan on Friday as part of her bid to become the leader of BC Greens. So far she is the only declared candidate looking to replace Andrew Weaver.

“I will also spearhead consultations to explore how we can support British Columbians to have a healthier work-life balance. When people have more time to spend with their family and friends, they spend it making their communities happier, healthier, and more connected places to live,” Furstenau said.

The economic vision also proposes an adoption of health and well-being budgets, including progress indicators to require government ministries to measure economic, health, social and environmental factors.

Global News, February 28, 2020