A concession that was previously reserved for the men’s top-flight football championship will be extended to the women’s World Cup, as Brazil said on Tuesday that it would adjust the work schedules of government workers so that they may watch the national team play in the event.
The workers will be allowed to begin their workdays later so that they may watch the competition, which will begin on Thursday in both Australia and New Zealand.
Esther Dweck, the Minister for Management and Innovation, said in a statement that it is a measure of fairness to provide government workers who desire to watch the matches the same rights as during the men’s World Cup. “It is a measure of equity to give civil servants the same rights as during the men’s World Cup,” she added.
When the competition gets underway on the other side of the planet, the Brazilian squad will begin their games at either 7:00 or 8:00 in the morning local time in Brazil.
According to the statement released by the Ministry, government workers are permitted to report for work up to two hours after the conclusion of play on days when the team competes.
On Monday, Brazil will kick off their participation in the competition against Panama in Brisbane.
According to the statement made by the ministry, workers who start their shifts later than normal because of the games are required to make up those hours at a later point in the year.
The Brazilian Central Bank has decided to delay the publication of economic production and inflation numbers by one day due to the anticipated absence of a large number of staff members on Monday morning.
During the men’s World Cup, people’s work hours shift in both the public and private sectors because the country grinds to a stop to watch the beloved national men’s team, known as the Selecao in Portuguese. This team has won the trophy five times.
On the other hand, the central government has never before allowed its public staff the opportunity to watch the women’s World Cup. This is a first for the organization.
Some businesses, including the network of pharmacies known as Pague Menos and the manufacturer of industrial baked products known as Bimbo, have made the decision to follow suit.