Party Time! Lower House Passes Bill That Brings Back Long Weekends

Grab your towels and sunscreen, it is time to go the beach!

After passing the Lower House by a vote of 152 to 1, a bill now pending Senate approval would give the Executive Branch the power to add three more long weekends each year. This is essentially the reimplementation of a policy that was in place until January 2016, when President Mauricio Macri got rid of it.

One of the bill’s purposes is to combat those troublesome Tuesday and Thursday holidays that have a Monday or Friday between the holiday and the weekend, preventing people from going away for a couple of days because they cannot afford to miss a day of work or school. With this bill, the Executive Branch could declare those Mondays and/or Fridays as holidays (up to three times…

Original published: 2017-09-14 20:15:26 Read the full Buenos Aires News here


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