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8th Summit of the Americas brings two free days for workers and employees

April 13 and 14, 2018 declared non-working days in Lima and Callao

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Sunflower - Last Update: April 02, 2018

The 8th Summit of the Americas, which will bring together regional Heads of State and Government to address this year the central theme “Democratic Governance against Corruption”, will be held in Lima on April 13 und 14, 2018.

To ease Lima’s horrendous traffic and enhance security for participants, Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14, 2018 have been declared non-working days for workers and employees in the public and private sector in Lima and Callao.

Private companies that provide indispensable services to the community and tourists, such as hospitals, electricity/water/sewage/telecommunication suppliers, transportation services, airport, port and security companies as well as supermarket, markets, restaurants, hotels and other accommodation providers, decide which workers and employees still have to work to keep operations running.

Furthermore, exempted from the non-working days are these tasks in companies which suspension could endanger people, security or goods. Here as well a minimum staff is chosen to continue operations.

But having these two days off has a downside. According to Supreme Decree No. 022-2017-TR, that stipulates the non-working days during the 8th Summit of the Americas in Lima, workers and employees have to work extra hours later to balance out the missed hours on the time account completely or partly depending on company policy.

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