September 23, 2019 / 11:06 AM / a month ago

UK Labour's McDonnell to set out plans for shorter working week - speech text

BRIGHTON, England, Sept 23 (Reuters) - A government led by Britain’s Labour Party would reduce the average full-time working week to 32 hours within the next decade, its finance policy chief John McDonnell will say on Monday, offering a shorter week with no loss of pay.

In a speech to the party’s annual conference in the English seaside resort of Brighton, seen in advance by Reuters, McDonnell will set out a series of measures for a Labour government, which it hopes to form at an election widely expected to come before the end of the year.

In a firmly environmental package, McDonnell also will say a Labour government would also “make whatever reforms are necessary to ensure the finance sector isn’t pushing the other way by investing in carbon-intensive sectors”. (Reporting by William James, editing by Elizabeth Piper)

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