In Mexico, chamber of deputies advances proposed constitutional amendment to reduce workweek from 48 to 40 hours
Mexican Chamber of Deputies (photo credit: EdwinDlacruz)
The Chamber of Deputies approved a bill on [25 April] to reduce the workweek from 48 to 40 hours. The legislation also states that for every five eight-hour days Mexicans work, they must get at least two days off. Currently, per Article 123 of the Mexican constitution, employers can only require a maximum 48 hours per week of their workers — or six eight-hour days per week. But if the bill passes both houses of Congress, workers would receive overtime pay for any hours beyond the proscribed 40. As a constitutional amendment, the bill must be approved by a three-fifths majority of each congressional chamber. Proposed by the Citizens’ Movement (MC) party, the final version of the bill emerged from discussion in committee somewhat watered down: it originally suggested a 35-hour workweek from Monday to Thursday. The new version of the bill was approved by 27 votes and five abstentions from the Chamber of Deputies’ Constitutional Commission.
Read the full article here: Mexico News Daily