The City of Merritt in B.C.’s Interior is launching a four-day work week pilot program in the hope of attracting, recruiting and retaining municipal workers.
The one-year trial, approved by council on Tuesday, will see city hall closed on Mondays, with staff working longer hours on the remaining four days of the week.
Operational hours will be extended from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Tuesday through Friday — an extra hour and 45 minutes each day.
Chief administrative officer Sean Smith said staff wages won’t be affected by the change, and he expects the pilot program to launch sometime this fall.
He said he hopes the compressed work week will
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