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