The introduction of a four-day working week is not yet relevant in Russia. This was announced on March 2 by the chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko.
“I think that maybe in time we will return to the discussion of this topic. But today it is not on the agenda, ”she said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
Matvienko expressed the opinion that the time has not yet come for the introduction of a four-day week, so there is no need to amend the Labor Code of the Russian Federation yet.
In early February, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev said that the coronavirus pandemic revived the idea of a four-day work week, but, according to him, it is necessary to switch to it not to the detriment of economic development.
For the first time, as Prime Minister of the country, Medvedev announced the possibility of introducing a four-day working week in the future in early June 2019. He explained that it is necessary to develop new approaches to the working day and workplace.
In February of this year, it was noted that more than half of Russian employers admitted the possibility of switching to a four-day working week in the long term. 53% of respondents stated their readiness to shorten the working week in the future. Another 6% of respondents said that they are considering such a transition in the near future. At the same time, 41% of survey participants categorically do not plan such a step in the distant future.