Source:The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk)
Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2019
A petition, begun last month on the website petitions.by, to declare December 31 to January 2 as public holidays, with no Saturday compensation, has reached 16000 signatures, and Belarus Prime Minister, Sergei Rumas, has promised to study the matter ("Хорошо, я обещаю, что я изучу этот вопрос, Я посмотрю эту петицию").
The petition goes along the lines of "We, the undersigned, request to cancel the adopted Resolution of 09.10.2019 No. 688“ On the transfer of working days in 2020 ”. And in this regard, we ask you to establish December 31 and January 1, 2 (starting from 2019 and 2020 and subsequent years) full holidays at the state level, without transfers to other days. These changes, we believe, will have a very positive effect both on the rest of the citizens of the Republic of Belarus and on other areas of public life (economic, political and other)".
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