Ministers approve six long weekends a year in move towards Sundays off

Israelis will enjoy six three-day weekends per year if a bill approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation Sunday becomes law.

The proposal by MK Eli Cohen (Kulanu) is meant to be an intermediate stage towards eventually moving to having Sundays off each week.

Cohen explained that “moving to a long weekend will dramatically change the characteristics of labor and has many benefits, including reducing exhaustion of workers, improving the balance between work and family life, improving quality of life, contributing to economic branches like trade and tourism, and synchronizing vacation days between schoolchildren and their parents.”


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