“It is an ongoing debate, which will certainly go to social consultation and then, if necessary, go to Parliament”, said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

The President of the Republic said that the debate on this matter “is still going on”, which is why he didn’t wish to comment further.

“We will see if there is any legislative initiative and at the end of the legislative initiative when it appears in Belém, I will speak out”, he stressed.

The possibility of reducing the working week from five to four days is one of the 70 measures that make up the legislative package.