The Official Gazette published on Tuesday the law that ensures the supply of public transport services during election days.
As indicated by the Ministry of Transport on its Twitter account, with the law, “companies must grant compensatory rest to drivers who work that day.”
Specifically, the rule modifies the fourth paragraph of article 38 of the Labor Code. This article contemplates exceptions to the rules referring to weekly rest.
“It will also not apply to workers hired in urban or rural public transport services during the months in which popular elections or plebiscites are held,” the bill states.
“In these cases, the companies must grant them compensatory breaks on one or more Sundays of the calendar month prior to or following the one in which the aforementioned elections or plebiscites take place,” it adds.
Let us remember that for the second presidential round last year, citizens of the Metropolitan region complained about the lack of public transportation.
It’s already law! Published in the Official Gazette 🗞️✅
👉🏽 Ensures the supply of public transport services during the period of popular elections or plebiscite 🚍🗳️.
👉🏽 Companies must grant a compensatory break to drivers who work that day. pic.twitter.com/qwi1cg32OK
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