Parliament says no to more vacation

Parliament has rejected a motion to guarantee 5 weeks of vacation to workers and 6 weeks to those under 20 years old.

The MP, Baptiste Hurni from Neuchatel, says modern technology means it’s harder to disconnect from work and so more holiday time is justified.
His fellow MPs disagreed – especially those on the right. 

They point out that employers can offer more holiday time if they want to – and many sectors just couldn’t afford it. 

There’s also little evidence people are demanding it. 

More vacation time has been rejected in referendums in 2012 and 1985 and more recently opinion polls show the people’s position hasn’t changed. 

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