The Confederation of Business Chambers (SCC) was against the bill to reduce the workday that drive broad front (FA) and the PIT-CNTsince they consider that it is not adequate for the current situation of the Uruguay.
The president of the CEC, Diego O’Neillassured this Monday at a press conference that he is an opponent of the proposed project, but he was willing to consider a discussion based on making work hours more flexible for extended shifts.
“Legislation needs to enable what today is limited by the overtime law, which is a public order law, and after the day overtime begins,” said O’Neill, who added that “the relaxation enables those kinds of things that are good for everyone.”
However, he assured that from the CCE they understand that “the reduction may be on the table of some particular sectors and must be processed in collective bargaining.” “There are sectors that have done it, we do not agree with a law,” she slipped.
The CCE seeks to make working hours more flexible
The flexibility proposed by the business chamber refers to an agreement between the workers and the company for compliance with extended work schedules with future compensatory days. “The worker could better reconcile work life with personal life,” said the hierarch.
“It’s good for companiesbut it is very good for workers“, affirmed the head of the CCE, who underlined the fact that the Uruguay It has accumulated rigid labor legislation for more than a century, which must be modernized.
O’Neill commented that the current overtime law, where the worker must be paid twice after 8 hours a day, makes this flexibility impossible for an agreement between the parties.