Source:Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima)
Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2015
Most recent follow-up news item: December 21, 2019
Late last night, Peru's Minister of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo-MTPE), Daniel Maurate, issued a retraction on his earlier communique ruling-out the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday in Peru on Monday, July 27, 2015, to link the annual July 28-29 "Fiestas Patrias" with the preceding weekend, by announcing that Monday, July 27, 2015, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Peru.
As per the aforementioned communique ("Tras un intenso debate, al final, la conclusión es que el día lunes tendremos feriado para que los trabajadores puedan disponer del día y descansar porque estas fiestas patrias todos quieren estar en el calor de la familia"), Monday, July 27, 2015, has been declared a one-off non-working public holiday for Peru's public sector, with the private sector remaining free to follow suit with the extra public holiday being recuperated at a later date ("Esto es para el sector público, para el privado puede haber un acuerdo con los empleadores para que luego se recupere como siempre son todos los feriados").
Recall that, around mid-day, yesterday (2015-07-22), Peru's Minister of Labour had issued a communique ruling-out the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday in Peru on Monday, July 27, 2015, to link the annual July 28-29 "Fiestas Patrias" with the preceding weekend ("No va a ser feriado largo este 27 de julio").
A similar 360 occurred late last year (2014-12-14), the Government of Peru issued the "Decreto Supremo DS N° 073-2014-PCM" which declared Friday, January 2, 2015, as a one-off nationwide non-working public holiday in Peru ("Se declara no laborable a nivel nacional el 2 de enero 2015 para trabajadores del sector público y privado"), less than a week after it had released (2014-12-09) its annual list of the official non-working public holidays for both the private and public sectors of Peru for the upcoming calendar year 2015, which, for the second year (2014-03-31), contrary to was done in past years (2013-01-01, 2011-12-29, 2011-03-06, 2010-02-17, 2008-12-15, 2008-02-08 and 2006-09-15), did not declare additional non-working public holidays in Peru in 2015 to stimulate internal tourism (con el fin de fomentar el desarrollo del turismo interno y dinamizar las economías locales).
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