The committee for social affairs in the lower house of Parliament has not recommended extending employees annual leave from four to five weeks.
The proposal that the law should guarantee a five week leave for all employees came from the Communist Party and only won support from the Social Democrats in the respective committee.
At present all public sector employees have a five week leave and some private companies offer an extra week as a bonus.
According to available statistics about four fifth of all workers enjoy a five week annual leave. Trade unions have been pushing for a five week leave for all, but employers are vehemently against it.
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