Ministry of Labor assesses the possibility of introducing a four-day working week

22.08.2019

Prime Minister D. Medvedev was instructed by the Ministry of Labor to consider the possibility of introducing a four-day work week in the Russian Federation.

The order was given by the prime minister during his speech at the International Labor Conference, held in Geneva. The Ministry of Labor will evaluate how the four-day working week affects the economic and social spheres of the state. Such an assessment by the Ministry of Labor experts will be carried out jointly with the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia with the help of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

The State Duma supported the initiative to introduce a four-day work week. According to deputy Andrei Isaev, consideration of the proposed initiative will begin by parliament in September.

Employees of Russian companies do not believe in the reality of the transition to a four-day work week.