Flexible Working Will Not Go Ahead in El Salvador

The proposal presented by the Textile Industry Chamber did not receive support from the Ministry for Employment.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The plan promoted by the industry is for a change in working hours from a three and half day week to eight hours daily.

"Patricia de Figueroa, the Chamber's executive director, stated that the plan did not receive the backing required from the Ministry for Employment, which described it as unconstitutional," reports Elsalvador.com.

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The Chamber of the Textiles, Clothing and Free Zones has presented a new proposal for the sector.

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