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Oligarch Sees Longer Week

Mikhail Prokhorov said Monday that he urges Russians to back a proposal to increase the official workweek to 60 hours from 40, saying it would lead to higher incomes.

Prokhorov said amendments to the Labor Code that he’s recommending would give employers and employees greater flexibility and allow workers to earn more money without taking second jobs.

The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, the country’s big-business lobby, submitted a proposal on extending the workweek to the government last month, Kommersant reported Nov. 1. Prokhorov chairs the union’s labor committee. 


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