Ministry of Labor is ready to consider proposals for a four-day working week

The Ministry of Labor is considering all the initiatives submitted to the department, this will also apply to proposals to switch to a four-day working week, said the head of the ministry, Anton Kotyakov. However, the readiness to consider the proposal does not mean the potential agreement of the ministry with it, added the head of the Ministry of Labor.

“Any proposals from social partners are always discussed (in the ministry. – “B”). If this proposal is announced, we will discuss … If the social partner comes out with some kind of initiative, we cannot ignore it, “Mr. Kotyakov told RIA Novosti.

At the end of April, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said that a number of countries, advanced in terms of labor legislation and the development of economic relations, were “moving towards a four-day working week.” He has touched on this topic on numerous occasions since 2019. However, in Russia, both employers and trade unions have little faith in the prospects of introducing a shorter working week.

Details – in the material “Kommersant” “Abbreviation”.