nine-day fortnight

nine-day fortnight

A compressed work schedule for Monday-to-Friday workers for which the required level of cover is provided on nine days out of ten in a fortnight (14 days).
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And if I have to travel to Orange, instead of working a nine-day fortnight I'll have to work fulltime to pay for the fuel.
Toyota put both its Deeside engine plant and its car assembly plant in Derbyshire on a nine-day fortnight as demand slumped.
BP said the nine-day fortnight was "inherited" when it bought US rival Amoco in 1998.
And a nine-day fortnight immediately reduces travel to work time by 10%.
But promoting the region as a great place to live and work should also envelop other everyday concerns, as the following ideas revealed: Greater flexible working so people don't have to travel to work in the rush hour, a nine-day fortnight where the region could perhaps take a day off to enjoy themselves and companies agreeing not to hold external meetings on, say, a Friday so there is no reason to take the car but all the reasons to use public transport.
More than 900 staff at Stanley - all members of the Transport and General Workers Union (T&G) - had the opportunity to vote on a package that offered them a nine-day fortnight and then a four-day week when opening hours are fully extended, plus a 3.
Dr Williams said enabling staff to do extra hours so they worked fewer days could, for example, enable a nine-day fortnight, and reduce travel by 10 per cent.
In England this week a school in Hertfordshire has gone on a nine-day fortnight because it cannot attract teachers, and on Tuesday it was reported that parents are being asked to offer bed and breakfast to teachers in the South East who could not afford living accommodation.
The plant returned to full-time working a few week ago from a nine-day fortnight, but the company warned that the move may only be temporary.
Working the full-time hours over a shorter period such as a nine-day fortnight may also be possible.
But they are also involved in a parallel industrial action ballot over plans to cut a four-day week to a nine-day fortnight.
The scheme operates on a nine-day fortnight and has proved a big success.