Four-day working week and six-hour shifts to be introduced in Finland | Metro News Finland’s new Prime Minister wants to introduce a four-day working week. Sanna Marin, 34, says an extra day off and six-hour days will allow the public to spend more time with their families and on hobbies. The proposal from Ms Marin – the world’s youngest sitting prime minister – follows the lead of Scandanavian neighbour Sweden, where a six-hour working experiment began in 2015. According to the New Europe newspaper, she said: ‘I believe people deserve to spend more time with their families, loved ones, hobbies and other aspects of life, such as culture. ‘This could be the next step for us in working life.’ I would love to see this work but I can envisage many places where it would be difficult to implement. The work/life balance is out of kilter in modern society and needs tweaking. We are worse off than our parents were despite the sexy gadgets we all have. What would you do with your extra day off?