Mexico’s Senate has passed a bill that would double a worker’s minimum paid vacation allotment.
In the legislation that is now heading to President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s desk, workers’ minimum paid vacation days would grow from six days to 12.
Currently, workers in Mexico are offered six days of vacation, with an increase of two days every year until reaching 12 days total, plus two more days for every five years of work.
The new bill would provide workers with two more vacation days each year of employment until reaching 20. Following an employees’ sixth year at a company, they will receive two more days for every five years of work.
“We need to work to live, but it’s not rational nor healthy to live to work,” said Senator Patricia Mercado, a sponsor of the bill.