Saudi Arabia’s Shura  Council has suggested to reduce the weekly working hours for private sector to 40 and offer employees a 2-day weekend, Al Eqtisadiya newspaper reported last Sunday.

In order to implement the decision, the Shura Council recommended that employees work 8 hours a day with an afternoon break, the report quoted Abdulrahman bin Saad Al Absi, member of Management and Human Resources Committee at the council, as saying.

He added that the proposal will be discussed and voted by council members shortly.