The Spanish government wants to introduce a 38.5-hour working week in 2024. This is according to the words of Yolanda Diaz, Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labor and Social Economy. In 2025, the working week will be limited to 37.5 hours.
– Reducing weekly working time from 40 to 38.5 hours is currently one of our biggest priorities – emphasized Diaz.
The effect of increasing demands from workers’ organizations
She explained that reducing working hours would not lead to a reduction in employee salaries. She announced that in 2025 the working week will be limited to 37.5 hours. Minister Diaz added that the center-left cabinet of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has already launched procedures to limit weekly working time.
According to the daily “El Mundo”, the start of work on limiting the weekly working hours is the result of increasing demands from employee organizations, including demands made by the largest trade unions.
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