Israel’s Work Week to Get an Hour Shorter

The GSC Team

After months of promises and false starts, the Israeli work week losing an hour!

As reported by Globes, the working week in Israel will be reduced to 42 hours starting April 1. The reduction comes without a reduction in pay. The new total working hours per month will become 182 hours instead of 186, leading to a rise in hourly rates for minimum-wage workers as well.

This cut is just the first step of Histadrut’s goal of reaching a 40-hour workweek in Israel, and this author’s goal of adding Sunday to the weekend.

It will be up to employers to determine which day of the week will become a shorter working day.