No, Sweden is not "officially moving to a 6-hour working day"

Åsa Larsson · 11 Sep 2016
Uppdaterad 11 Sep 2016

Sweden is officially moving to 6-hour work days, according to a video with over 34 million views on Facebook. However appealing this may seem, it is incorrect.


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– The information in the clip from Bright Side is wrong, something Swedes know about. We're not introducing a 6 hour workday, says Natalie Sial, press secretary for Ylva Johansson, the Swedish minister for employment and integration.

Sweden has for some time had 6-hour work days at a couple of companies and workplaces, but is nowhere near any kind of transition or official change.

The notion got a lot of attention last year when several international news outlets did stories about it. The Swedish-English newspaper The Local addressed the misconceptions in the article "Why Sweden is a long way from six-hour days" and Vice, among others, corrected themselves.

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Viralgranskaren has been in contact with, the web page behind the popular video, but we haven't gotten any answers regarding the video so far. is registered to a man in Tatarstan in Russia.


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