Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- The Spanish government is set to become one of the first countries in the world to start implementing 4-day shifts in the public or private sector instead of 5 days a week.
The bill was proposed by Mas Pais, one of Spain's left-leaning parties.
Under the bill, workers would spend fewer working hours a day than before, or go to work only 4 days a week instead of 5 days a week.
Mas Pais lawmakers said the program would be implemented for at least 3 years, and that all companies that wanted it could benefit from it after applying.
Under the bill, companies will receive 50m euros in state support.
Companies that benefit from the application will be paid 100% of the first year's overtime loss, 50% in the second year, and 33% in the third year.
On the other hand, under the application, people working 4 days a week or less will not be deducted from their old wages.