Iglesias “is studying” the four-day work week even though he voted against it in Congress

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The second vice president of the Government, Pablo Iglesias, explained this morning in an interview with TVE that the Ministry of Labor, led by Yolanda DÃaz, is “studying” the application of the four-day working day that, in his opinion, “could certainly favor job creation”.

“I know that the Ministry of Labor and Yolanda DÃaz are studying it and, within the framework of a line that has been defining the Ministry, which is social dialogue, they are going to work to explore the reduction of working time “, explained the second vice president.

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According to the amendment to the budgets presented by Mas Pas-Equo, Iglesias has described it as “interesting.” However, this was rejected in the Lower House by the two parties that make up the governing coalition.

The amendment to the training led by Ãigo Errejon proposed allocating an amount of 50 million euros for these incentives, which would be fed by the Recovery and Resilience fund.

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After listening to Iglesias’ statements on public television, Errejon has announced that Más PaÃs will re-register the amendment in the Senate to the General State Budgets. With this he hopes “that the PSOE and United Podemos groups will have the opportunity to vote in favor.”

The four-day work week has already been implemented in Spanish ways such as SoftwareDELSOL. Outside the territory, there are multinationals such as Unilever that are experimenting with its use.

However, there is a long way to go. Francisco Josà © MartÃnez Lopez, PhD in Economic and Business Sciences  that “today we are moving from work by hours to work by objectives” and this would facilitate reducing the hours worked in jobs related to the use of information. Despite this, there are sectors where it would not be possible to impose this day since they would need greater productivity, they would be those that serve the public.

The academic does not see it as something close, since “a fairly deep crisis is going to be entered” and that makes “the job situation of the person who is working very similar to that of now”.

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