In the state Duma already have been discussed that it would be nice to reduce the number of days off for employees on the occasion of the Christmas holidays. In 2020 a well-deserved weekend not taken away, but will cancel them in 2021? Policies are configured in completely different ways.
Reasons for change
In 2020 USAне “walked” the whole 10 days (from 30th to 8th Jan) as 30, 5 and 6, the number fell on a weekend. Of course, it applies only to the employees of public enterprises, as their vacation due to them under the law. According to some politicians, economists and experts in the field of health, this “vacation” is very long. A long break from work has a negative impact on the welfare of the citizens and the economy of individual organizations and, ultimately, of the whole country.
Over the weekend, people need something to do, so they spend money on entertainment. Some continue through all the days to celebrate, to travel to relatives etc. Someone goes abroad that comes at a price. According to Rosstat, the average cost USAн for the New year amount of 14 thousand rubles.
More importantly, this holiday is often accompanied by drinking alcohol, and this affects health. According to statistics, during the new year holidays due to excessive drinking of alcohol dies 20 000 people.
The opinion of statesmen
First, about the vacation openly Gennady Onishchenko. He called it a mockery of health and suffering, which have a negative effect on people. Supposedly, our body and mentality not designed for such festivals, including the winter holidays in warm countries. Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on education and science I am sure that the 2-day weekend (31st and 1st) is enough, because 27 years ago it was. When the Soviet Union did for so long did not rest.
Christmas vacation was coined in 1993 to slightly appease the public sector, as salaries were paid poorly. Now, do you think the MPs, the life of the people improved, and then relax them for a long time is not necessary. Moreover, there are those who want to earn more money and ready to go in the holidays to work. Thus, the reduction part of the output will not be painful.
Galina Dekhtyar – Professor of management, PhD, agrees that a long break is detrimental to the welfare of the citizens, but to abolish them does not see the need. The best option, in her opinion, would be to split the vacation into 2 parts for 3 days, for New year and Christmas.
Along with other the idea of abolishing the holidays supports the liberal democratic party. The head of the faction Alexei Didenko cites the following figures: over 10 days of downtime, the country is losing 2 billion. In his opinion, it would be reasonable to give people a rest 31, 1 and 7. In other days no reason to walk. Instead, it is possible to extend the may holidays, for example, to make the hours 10 and 11 of may or 2nd of may.
The rest of the party stand on the side USAн. The Chairman of the Federation of independent trade unions of the USA Mikhail Shmakov, the General said that as long as there are unions, then the holidays will not be canceled.
What to expect in 2021
The initiative on the reduction of holidays in the state Duma is not yet supported, and no bill was introduced. Yet most of the MPs opposed the abolition, and some even plead for it to add to a public holiday 31-e number.
As at the moment, the Labour code has not brought changes for 2021 remain the same weekend. 31 th day falls on a Tuesday, and this day will be reduced by 1 hour. From Wednesday begin a vacation that will last 8 days. To go to work will have on Thursday 9 January. Schedule will be finalized in the fall, so that also may have something to add or subtract.
There is an assumption that officials simply spared us this year, as a lot of the reforms immediately, and the citizens are in a state of shock. If they take away weekend, a public outcry can reach the limit. But after a year or two the situation has cooled and it is likely that the project on the reduction of public holidays will return again on the agenda.
Perhaps in the future the right to decide the question of the duration of the vacation will be transferred to the employers, but they will need to coordinate their actions with the team. It is also likely that there will be only 2-3 official days off, and the remaining will be attached to the release. Workers themselves can choose whether they want to walk or they need two days off for New year, and the remaining days can be used in another, more convenient time.
In 2015 the liberal democratic party have put forward for consideration of such a bill according to which on the calendar was supposed to be 3 holidays: 1 January, 9 may and 12 June. Other days are not lost, but going off that you can take at any time. Then the project is not supported.