Chamber of Deputies (Poslanecká sněmovna), Parliamentary debate on 28 May 2019, Petr Bietl

Petr Beitl, Member of the Chamber of Deputies
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The Parliamentary debate concerned the legislative proposal to extend statutory holidays for all employees from 4 to 5 weeks. Petr Bietl conveyed the negative opinion of the Chamber of Deputies’ Committee on Social Policy, which contained a summary of relevant EU and Czech legislation on this topic. Among other sources, he provided a direct quote from Article 31 of the Charter to prove that, while an employee is entitled to a statutory holiday in accordance with EU law, the length of the holiday is not determined. The Committee stated that the extra week of statutory holiday should remain a voluntary benefit. The reading of the legislative proposal has not yet been completed.