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Mujica asked to fight to reduce the working day to 6 hours

Mujica asked to fight to reduce the working day to 6 hours
Mujica asked to fight to reduce the working day to 6 hours

The former president said that “it is sung” that in the future there will be a decrease in the workload.

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The former President of the Republic, Jose Mujicaassured in a press conference that “You have to fight for a 6-hour (working) day“, and “is sung” that in the future there will be a decrease in the workload of Uruguayans, as anticipated in 1914 by the Italian-Uruguayan politician belonging to the Colorado party (pc), sunday sand.

The current 8-hour working day was promoted during the second presidency (1911-1915) of Colorado Jose Batlle y Ordonezand finally set in November 1915 during the government of his successor in office, also a Colorado Feliciano Viera.

According to Mujica, the reduction in the workload “will come“, and will”by the most lucid of the employer sectors themselves“, given that “it is necessary to distribute because the robots do not go to the supermarket to buy“.

However, the former head of state fears that with “the pressure of such a great consumer society”, when the 6 hours of work are in force, people will choose to fill their free hours with additional employment, and thus “I would end up working more than before“.

Regarding this situation, he indicated that, generally, “we ourselves stepped on the wire”, for which the workers must fight “for a six hour shift, but a job“, where a single source of work is enough for sustenance, indicated the ex-president in the act organized by the PIT-CNT on the occasion of International Workers’ Day.

“The reduction of the working day is the flag of the labor movement,” said Marcelo Abdala

In his speech for International Workers’ Day, the president of the PIT-CNT, Marcelo Abdalahad stated that “the need to reduce the working day without reducing wages is the flag of the labor movement“.

Abdala argued that his claim is based on the fact that “the 8-hour law in our country dates from 1912” and came with what at the time was a “renewing influence of Batllismo”, but “it’s old, we are already in the 21st century“, and “we are falling behind not only in the European concert, but also in our neighboring countries of Latin America”.

Source: Ambito

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