In the heart of the Chamber of Deputies, the Open Parliament's first session kicked off this Monday with a mission to discuss the Reduction of the Working Day, a topic that promises to reshape Mexico's labor landscape. As we embark on this legislative journey, three pivotal axes emerge: Productivity and Labor Competitiveness, the Working Day in Mexico and Worldwide, and the Economic, Social, and Health Remunerations of the Workday.
The seeds of this momentous discussion were sown last April when a reform initiative was approved to reduce the working day and establish a model of five days of work for two days of rest. This paradigm shift will see the standard workweek in Mexico slashed from 48 to 40 hours. Deputy Susana Prieto Terrazas, the visionary author of this initiative, emphasized that it all began with an eye on the global working hours landscape. She astutely pointed out that Mexico, along with Colombia, finds itself in the rather exclusive club of countries that work the most in the world. It's a distinction that the nation might be ready to relinquish in favor of a healthier work-life balance.