Nicosia, Cyprus – Cyprus’ newly elected President, Eleni Katsaros, shocked the nation today by announcing plans to implement a mandatory three-day work week across the country. The radical move is designed to increase work-life balance and overall happiness for the island’s residents.
In a televised address, President Katsaros explained the reasoning behind the policy change: “We believe that by reducing the standard work week, we will increase productivity, improve mental health, and ultimately enhance the overall well-being of our citizens.”
The proposed schedule would require employees to work three consecutive 12-hour days, with four days off per week. Employers would be obligated to comply with the new regulations or face steep fines.
Critics argue that the policy could have negative economic repercussions and may result in significant job losses. However, Katsaros remains optimistic about the potential benefits, citing recent research on the advantages of a shorter work week.
“As a nation, we must adapt to the changing times and strive to create a better quality of life for our people,” said Katsaros. “By transitioning to a three-day work week, we are taking a bold step toward a brighter future for Cyprus.”
The mandatory three-day work week is set to take effect in 2024, pending approval from the country’s parliament.