Public servants of Cuiabá and neighboring town Várzea Grande will have new working hours from May 2. The shift will be from 1pm to 7pm, rather than the conventional time, from 8 am to 5 pm.
With this, the government of Mato Grosso hopes to mitigate the inconvenience of traffic when the great works for the World Cup begin, such as the Light Rail Vehicle (LRV), which connects the two cities. The main state urban mobility system must have the work started in late May or early June, as soon as the bidding process ends.
The new working hours, which had already been discussed by the Cuiabá’s Municipal Secretary of Urban Transport (SMTU) since last year, was consolidated from the decree published in the Official Gazette of the State. The measure will also reduce the workload of the public servants who worked eight hours a day, who now work six.
According to the Secretariat of the World Cup in Mato Grosso (Secopa), a consultation with public servants in March found that 65% of workers proved favorable to the measure.
On-duty workers of state hospitals and public servants who work in schools, prisons and media will not adhere to the change.