Smokers must make up time lost having a puff
8 June 2006, MADRID — A council in the Basque Country has made its workers record the time they spend smoking outside the authority's buildings.
8 June 2006
MADRID — A council in the Basque Country has made its workers record the time they spend smoking outside the authority's buildings.
Tired of smokers taking up to an hour a day indulging their habit, the council in Getxo installed a device to make them record the time they spend smoking.
They then have to recuperate the time lost.
Since Spain's tough ban on smoking on all public buildings and in workplaces came into force this year, seeing smokers loitering at doorways having a cigarette has become a common sight.
Four out of ten Spaniards said they were in favour of the move, according to a poll for the newspaper Que!
But it has proved less popular with smokers.
The Club for Smokers for Tolerance said they had received many complaints from workers whose bosses had put pressure on them to take less time smoking.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news