Labor Minister opposed the extension of the leave processing

Maxim Topilin

The Minister of labour and social protection of Russia Maxim Topilin spoke out against initiatives of the state Duma to increase the number of days of paid holidays for employees with irregular schedule, reports RIA Novosti.

“I don’t think we need to talk about what we don’t have enough holidays. The labour legislation in this respect everything is balanced, there are requirements for overtime, there are a sufficient number of additional holidays,” — said Topilin.

According to him, the Ministry of labor, by contrast, worked through proposals on the reduction of leave, especially for employees in the areas of providing long rest. To compensate for the lost days offered cash payments.

On 28 March representatives of LDPR in the state Duma introduced a bill to give employees with irregular schedule overtime extra vacation lasting from 3 to 15 days. The document also States that the time worked by the employee beyond the working day or shift must not exceed 120 hours per year.