Vince Cable today unveiled plans to decimalise the calendar in a bold bid to stimulate economic growth.
Addressing the CBI, the Business Secretary outlined key points of the innovative project scheduled for implementation in 2013: "The current system is out-dated and has run it's course" said the Minister, "Decimalisation has proven to be successful with Currency, Weights and Measures replacing the original Imperial system, applying the same principles to Time is a natural progression" he added.
"First off, we need to lose two unnecessary months, I propose May and December with their combined total of five Public Holidays. Days will then consist of ten hours with ten days making up a week, subsequently, a month will consist of ten weeks, ten of which completes the year or Kiloday" he concluded.
In an attempt to appease union leaders, Mr Cable gave assurances that the change would not result in job losses and that workers' terms and conditions would be unaffected, stating that the eight hour working day, the two day weekend and the three week holiday entitlement would remain in addition to no change in salaries and pension age.
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