The Jalisco Business Center (Coparmex) and the Jalisco Industrialists affirmed that increasing vacation days for workers is positive and will bring benefits in productivity.
The Labor Commission of the Chamber of Senators approved the reform with 11 votes in favor that seeks to extend vacation days from 6 to 12 in the first year of work.
The opinion was turned over to the Legislative Studies Commission, Second, for discussion and approval. It is expected that in the next few days it will be discussed by the plenary.
“We from the Private Initiative see it well, we are the country in all of Latin America, and I could tell you that worldwide, with fewer vacations offered in companies with six days the first year and the average in Latin America is 15 days”, commented Carlos Villaseñor, president of Coparmex Jalisco.
According to the leader, this proposal will have a positive impact on the productivity of companies.
“Today a person who has six days of vacation and arrives and asks for one day to go to his son’s school, another day to go to the doctor and be treated, those days are consumed and at the end of the year he did not rest and in the way in which they have more continuous vacation days can give the collaborator greater happiness and therefore they will have more competitiveness and will perform better in the companies”, he added.
César Castro, leader of Industriales Jalisco, added that a formula can be generated to be more competitive with more vacations.
“The important thing is to see how to have more productivity to be able to compensate with more vacations. It is important to see the human factor that we have,” she stated.
More sleep, more productivity
Nora Ampudia, professor at the Universidad Panamericana, added that a good work environment is also required, respect, paying attention to the workers because that “will generate loyalty and productivity”.
“In countries where vacations are higher, productivity is higher, it is statistically proven that when the worker rests more and feels more relaxed, he has higher productivity,” he stressed.
This initiative amends articles 61, 76, 78, 81, 179 and 199 of the Federal Labor Law, regarding decent vacations and contemplates doubling vacation days (from six to 12 in the first year) and adding more days for each year worked.
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