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The authorities did not find employers willing to switch to a four-day work week

Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Petr Zaselsky said at the National Championship of Cross-cutting Workers in High-Tech Industries that the initiative to switch to a four-day workweek has not yet found support at any enterprise in the country.

Recall that in September of this year, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev proposed introducing new rules on flexible working hours, including a four-day working week, into the labor legislation. Later, a special meeting was held at the Ministry of Labor, at which the possibility of introducing a pilot four-day working week at individual enterprises was discussed. The meeting participants then agreed that a sharp mandatory reduction in the length of the working week carries risks, but also has positive aspects.

Commenting on the possibility of switching to a four-day working week, the deputy head of the Ministry of Economic Development noted: “There have not been enterprises that would support this initiative”.

The representative of the Ministry of Economic Development also said that the proposal to test the four-day work week at the enterprises participating in the National Project on Increasing Labor Productivity also did not find support.

“There is no demand, we are mainly industrial enterprises, and this initiative may be of interest to representatives of creative professions,” quotes Peter Zaselsky as TASS.