13.4% of employees work 60 hours a week – Luces del Siglo

  • Mexico is second only to Turkey and Colombia, with 15.1 and 14.2 percent of employees working more than 60 hours a week.
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Mexico City. Of the countries it consists of Organization for Economic Cooperation and DevelopmentMexico triples the average number of workers working 60 hours or more per week, which goes against people’s health and productivity.

13.4 percent of employees in the country work more than 60 hours per week when they should be 40, while the average among OECD countries is 4.4 percent.

Only Mexico and Turkey outperform Colombia, where 15.1 and 14.2 percent of workers, respectively, work more than 60 hours a week, according to the international organization.

The United States, Canada, and Spain have the best averages, with 3.3, 3, and 2.5 percent, in that order.

“Despite the fact that the working day in Mexico is higher than in other countries, production is lower. People spend more time at work, but that does not mean that they produce more.

said Hector Magana, Coordinator of the Center for Research in Economics and Business, of Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Ana Bertha Gutierrez, an expert from the Mexican Institute of Competitiveness, considered that an extended day affects the level of comfort and has implications for mental health.

“A change must also be made in the corporate working culture to change this blueprint of work and not be subject to a mandatory schedule.

“Strive to achieve goals or commitments and thus increase productivity,” the expert said.

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He considered that the epidemic came to accelerate the change in the traditional working day, but not all companies were included in this dynamic, because most of them returned to the same work scheme, when the movement restrictions were lifted.

Ana Bertha Gutierrez, an expert from the Mexican Institute of Competitiveness, considered that an extended day affects the level of comfort and has implications for mental health.

There is a greater susceptibility to disease and this becomes a conflict if we consider the number of paid workers who actually have access to health care through their work. And in some cases it goes as low as 16 percent in Chiapas or Oaxaca.”

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