Source:Consejo de Gobierno de la Comunidad de Madrid (Madrid)
Posted: Monday, May 21, 2012
The Consejo de Educación y Empleo de la Comunidad de Madrid has announced that the yet-to-be-released Calendario Laboral listing the 2013 non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Comunidad de Madrid would involve the moving of some mi-week public holidays to an adjoining weekend to avoid bridge public holidays (puentes and acueductos).
The move to get rid of bridge and aqueduc holidays was initiated in Catalonia last fall (2011-10-08) and earlier this year (2012-01-12) the government of Spain reached an agreement with the Employers' Union (CEOE) and Labour Unions as to the 3 mid-week 2012 non-working public holiday would be moved to a nearby Monday, thus amending the previously released list of official national public holidays in Spain for 2012 (2011-10-14).
However, a later announcement by the vice-president of the Consejo de Gobierno de la Comunidad de Madrid, Ignacio González, went on to point out that the aforementioned changes are contingent of the similar changes having been enacted by the national government.
Based on past years' announcements (2011-09-16, 2010-09-12, 2009-10-07 and 2008-09-26) we expect the 2013 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Comunidad de Madrid to be announced in September 2012.
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