Thursday, September 28, 2023

September 18th: A decision will be made as to whether the reduction in working hours will be approved or not

Tomorrow it will be determined whether whether the reduction in working hours is approved or not. This change represents a significant change in the Federal labor law since then for the benefit of all Mexican workers The LFT currently stipulates that daily working hours are up to 48 hours per week., which means working 8 hours a day. However, The new proposal sets a maximum of 40 hours per week so that the work schedule would drop to 6 hours per day.

The legislator Susana Prieto Terrazas One of the MPs who monitored and promoted the ruling on the reduction of working hours states in her personal report from “X” that both she and her partner, Ignacio Mier Velasco, supported the ruling and Tomorrow, September 18, the Political Coordination Committee (JUCOPO) will meet to set the date and day for the plenary session. So what will happen tomorrow?

The The Political Coordination Committee will meet to analyze the opinion before the plenary session of the Chamber of Deputies, where lawmakers will determine the direction of the proposal: whether it will be adopted or not. It is important to clarify that approval requires a majority vote. According to the Chamber of Deputies, approving matters requires an absolute majority vote (50% more than 1 of the deputies present at the meeting, provided there is a quorum).

The decision to shorten the working day from 48 to 40 hours was voted on in the Commission for Constitutional Questions in the last legislative period and forwarded to the Executive Board, so that it now has to be voted on in the plenary session. To continue this legislative process, MP Susana Prieto Terrazas promised to present an official letter to continue voting.

When does the 40-hour working day apply?

If adopted, the reform would significantly change the lives of Mexican workers as they would have more time for their daily activities.

However, it is not yet known when the new law will come into force, since after its adoption in the plenary session, the next step would be to make the change in the Official Gazette of the Federation, and once this is done, the working areas will have to implement it.

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