The president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, decreed a vacation bridge for the International Workers’ Day. In this way, April 30 and May 1 will be non-working days, both for the public and private sectors.
By means of Decree 379 – signed this April 26 in Guayaquil – the head of the State ordered that, “only for this year, May 1 is the national holiday mandatory rest for the celebration of International Labor Day.” The day suspended on April 30 will be recovered in the public sector for an additional daily hour for 8 days, starting on May 2. Meanwhile, by means of Decree 380 -in which it was pointed out that the suspension is mandatory for both labor sectors- it was established that the private sector will be able to recover the day suspended on April 30 as it deems pertinent, according to the particularity of the employer’s needs .
The activities in the schools will also be suspended on April 30 and May 1. In this case the classes will not be recoverable. The Ministry of Education indicated that the educational institutions of the National Education System should – progressively – adjust the curricular contents within the established schedules, in order to comply with all the academic planning of the institution.
Initially, only Monday, April 30, was a non-work day, after the transfer of May 1, according to the Law of Holidays that was approved by the National Assembly and published in the Official Register of December 20, 2016.
The next holiday will be on Friday, May 25, for the transfer on Thursday, May 24, in commemoration of the Battle of Pichincha.
During the days of rest, the work is suspended in public institutions and educational units. Private companies that can not interrupt their work should benefit from what the law indicates.
The Labor Code states: “In those industries or private sector work in respect of which, due to their nature and manifest condition, activities cannot be interrupted during compulsory rest days, another equal time of the week shall be designated for the rest, by agreement between employer and workers, or, pay their workers the corresponding remuneration, with the corresponding surcharge for extraordinary work “.
According to the law, the extraordinary surcharge for work on holidays is 100%. That is, if on a regular day the employee earns $ 15, on the holiday he must earn $ 30. (I)