Those employed in construction work the most hours.
Julio García. Madrid
The Worker’s Statute states that the effective working day in Spain cannot be of more than forty hours per week or nine hours per day. Those employed in Madrid, Galicia and Castile-La Mancha are the Spanish workers carrying out the most working hours.
That is what the analysis carried out by the temporary work and human resources firm Randstad elaborated from the data of the Spanish Statistical Office (INE in its Spanish acronym) says. The estimate of the average effective working day is calculated from the comparison of the variable annual hours agreed, the extraordinary hours completed and those not completed (holidays, days off, sick leaves and others).
The report concludes that those employed in the Community of Madrid completed the most working hours during the first quarter of 2014, with an average effective working day, per worker and month, of 141.4 hours. Those from Madrid are followed by those from Galicia and Castile-La Mancha, both with the same amount of hours, 137. On the contrary, those employed in Andalusia and the Valencian Community are the ones with the lowest effective average working day, con 131 hours.
Besides, the effective work of the working day has fallen in all regions since 2008, except for the Basque Country, where it increased 1.2%, and the Community of Madrid, with a variation of 0.1%. The Canaries, register the biggest fall, with almost 5 points (-4.70%), followed by the Valencian Community (4.5%) and Aragón (3.9%).
Construction and industry have the longest working day
Construction is the sector that registered the longest effective working day per worker and month, with a total of 148.4 hours, followed by workers in industry, with 146.9 hours, and the sector of services, with 131.7 monthly hours.
Besides, construction is the sector that has experienced the biggest rise as regards the number of hours worked, with an increase of 1.7%, compared to the data from 2008. However, the sector of services has a negative tendency, with a fall of 1.6%.