According to the Hindu newspaper on the 9th, India’s latest revised labor law is about to be implemented.
The new law allows companies to adopt “flexiwork” and employees can rest up to three days a week in the future.
According to the report, India’s Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Act 2020 is now in the final stage. The latest law allows employers to arrange their own working days.
Chandra, an official of the Ministry of Labor and Employment of India, said that the spirit of the new labor law is “flexibility”.
Under the condition that the total working hours remain unchanged, units can set the weekly working day at 4-6 days, but the total working hours should not exceed 48 hours.
The arrangement of the working day of the week must be reached by agreement and shall not be enforced.
According to India’s Business Insider website, “four-day work” is unexpected for many Indians.
A 2020 employment survey showed that the majority of employees in the country believe that the concept will not be in line with India for five years.
Online public opinion also maintains a certain wait-and-see attitude towards the implementation of the new working system, and many netizens suspect that the new regulations are only “looking beautiful”.
It is understood that India’s “overtime culture” is prevalent, and the phenomenon of working six days a week is very common.
Many employees work far more than 48 hours a week. Some netizens said: “I’m satisfied if I can guarantee a two-day weekend.”