The CAO for the Municipality of the District of Guysborough says changes to the work week for
staff are going well.
Starting last Monday, as part of the municipality’s COVID-19 protocol, the municipality’s staff are using a four-day work week with adjusted hours. Half are working Monday to Thursday with Friday off, and the rest are working Tuesday to Friday with Monday off. Everyone was given a chance to remain with the old system but no one took the offer, said Barry Carroll.
Carroll said the municipality staffed its offices during the height of the pandemic using a two-day-on, two-day-off system. During off days, staff that could work from home did so. The idea for the four day week came up in April and administration built a framework to put it in place.
Carroll called it a win for staff and a win for staff and the public. He also said staff fielded questions from municipalities and businesses across the country who are wondering how the system works.