Kulanu MK proposes bill mandating three-day weekend once a month

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May 12, 2016 22:06

 
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This year’s Independence Day celebrations conveniently fell just before the weekend, giving those Israeli workers who can avoid the half-day job on Friday a nice, three-day break.

Kulanu MK Eli Cohen thinks that’s going to be good for Israel’s productivity, and if he has his way, the country will soon get a lot more vacation days.

“Here in Israel we work among the most hours in the world, and the productivity is among the lowest,” he said in a Tuesday interview with The Jerusalem Post in Tel Aviv.

“The bill says that in Israel, once a month workers will get a long weekend. This is a dramatic change on work conditions in Israel.”

The bill he refers to is a compromise on a long-standing discussion on whether Israel should align its weekends with the West, taking Sunday off and finding some sort of accommodation for Shabbat.

It would mandate one long weekend, Friday-Sunday, every month.

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