Contradictions, disincentives and impositions. These three critiques the business sector does to the reduced working time established in the draft Law for the Youth Work, exceptional regulation of working hours, severance pay and unemployment insurance, approved Thursday by the Assembly. Hence they see their application less viable.
The text was voted by the lawmakers, and introduced at least five last-minute changes in the bill, which initially set seven conditions, which reduces working hours from 40 to 30 hours a week.
Although these conditions were eliminated or reformed, employers were opposed: so, in order to distribute profits to workers, (non-worked) hours should be canceled. The new text also added another point of controversy: the Ministry of Labour may require an austerity plan, which may include that revenues of executives are reduced to maintain the measure.(I)