The climate strike movement sees the reduction in working hours as a contribution against overproduction, unrestrained economic growth and progressive global warming.Image: Keystone
04/09/2022, 16:1804/09/2022, 16:19
Work less, consume less and thus save the planet: This was what around a thousand participants in the national day of action of “Strike for Future” propagated in downtown Zurich on Saturday. The occasion remained peaceful.
According to the demonstrators, reduced working hours should help to prevent unnecessary and climate-damaging overproduction. This should not only help the climate, but also feminist concerns and employees in general.
This would then have “more time for togetherness, more time for the planet”, as on a transparent stand. Among other things, the participants drew attention to it with a bicycle demonstration and a rally in the Münsterhof.
The day of action was organized by the organization climate strike, trade unions and feminist and social organizations.
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