Five-day working week mooted
Both employers and employees of the private sector have agreed on a
five-day working week, said Labour Affairs and Manpower Minister Athauda
This was disclosed at the special meeting of National Labour Advisory
Committee held at the Labour Ministry recently.
Minister said that this proposal is an appropriate move and would
assist the Government efforts to tackle problems stemming from the
global economic crisis.
Both parties have basically agreed to the proposal. The final
decision will be taken soon, the Minister said.
Seneviratne added that a 5 day week would greatly help cutting down
on operational and labour costs.