Venezuela reduces working hours for government employees to save energy
April 29 , 2015
The Venezuelan government has cut working hours for public sector employees from 8-9 hours to five and a half hours to save energy.
The move is part of a plan to ration electricity.
Jorge Arreaza, the country’s vice-president, said that the hot weather had led to a spike in energy demand, and state workers would now work from 7.30 am to 1 pm to limit air conditioning.
Meanwhile, blackouts have been reported across Venezuela.
Arreaza said that the government was “appealing to everyone’s conscience” to make efficient use of energy.