Decree No. 3,991
Non-working days in the country.
Buenos Aires, March 21, 1955
VIEW the urgent need to intensify public and private labour for increased productivity and social welfare, and
That one of the factors conspiring against these purposes is the excessive number of non-workable days, which is why it is necessary to reduce them to a minimum, outside those enshrined in the legislation in force for hebdomatic rest, so that the pace that the government is committed to printing the national activity is not reflected.
This must be achieved without detriment from the civic, patriotic and traditional religious celebrations that can be carried out even when they are assigned to the respective dates.
It is also essential to establish a minimum of days of annual work in the Public Service in order to ensure compliance with the National Government ' s work plans
The President of the Argentine Nation in General Agreement of Ministers,
Article 1.- Only national holidays will be held on May 1st, May 25th, July 9th, July 26th and October 17th, with respect to which they will also govern the provisions of the laws in force concerning hebdom rest. The State and the workers shall pay to all their staff who do not enjoy the respective remuneration the salary for those days even when they coincide with Sunday.
Art. 2°- The following shall be unworkable days throughout the territory of the Nation: 1 January, Monday and Tuesday of Carnival, Holy Friday, 17 August and 25 December.
Art. 3. The events and homages of Banner Day will take place on May 25. The other days currently devoted to civic, patriotic and religious celebrations will maintain their character but will be laborable throughout the country.
Art. 4°.- The State and the labourers shall retain the salaries of the staff who provide services under their dependence for the 1st of May and 17th of October of each year by depositing them, at a time of forty-eight hours, at the Banco de la Nación Argentina, to the order of the General Confederation of Labour and to the Fundación Eva Perón.
Art. 5°- All employees of the National Civil Service, regardless of their hierarchy, shall be obliged to perform paid effective work for at least two hundred days a year, except for cases of duly proven illness.
Art. 6th.- The benefits granted by the current licensing regime will be conditioned upon compliance with the provisions of the preceding article, so that each agent of the Public Administration does not fail to comply with the minimum working days established.
Art. 7°- From now on, the ministries and units shall be responsible for the justification of sick leave provided that they are in a position to undertake that task.
Where such licences exceed six months, the justification of the case by the Ministry of Social Welfare and Public Health will also be required.
Art. 8°- Exceptions to the above rules may only be authorized by the executive branch in general agreement of ministers.
Art. 9°- Defrost the existing provisions as soon as they oppose those of the present.
Art. 10.- Address the relevant message to the Honorable Congress of the Nation.
Art. 11.- Contact, post, give to the Directorate General of the National Register and archvese.
PERON.- Angel G. Borlenghi.- Jerónimo Remorino.- Franklin Lucero.- Aníbal O. Olivieri.- Juan I. San Martín.- Alejandro B. Giavarini.- Armando Méndez San Martín.-Raúl C. Bevacqua.- Oscar L. Nicolini.- Roberto M. Dupeyron.- Juan E. Maggi.- Pedro J. Bonanni.- Carlos A. Home.- Orlando L. Santos.- Antonio F. Cafiero.- Miguel Revestido.