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The State Duma does not exclude the possibility of Russia's transition to a reduced working week

The State Duma does not exclude the possibility of Russia's transition to a reduced working week
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Member of the State Duma Committee on Labor, Social Policy and Veterans Affairs, Andrei Isaev, said at the meeting that both employees and employers are interested in reducing the work week. About it пишет TASS.

“On the eve of May 1, I said that the main way of human development is an increase in free time. Marx said that the main wealth of society is free time, ”the deputy noted in an interview with the agency. According to him, the development of technology and the digital industry will either trigger an increase in unemployment or lead to a reduction in working time. He also said that the reduction of the working week should not lead to a reduction in wages of workers.

Similar reasoning led Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who stated at the International Labor Conference, that in the future it is likely that the working week will be reduced to four days.

In turn, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova expressed their doubts about the preservation of the level of wages and social security for workers who have switched to a four-day working week. According to her, this question remains open and is being discussed, since it will require significant changes in labor legislation.