Italians Up in Arms Over Minister’s Suggestion to Ban Lunch Breaks
Nutritionists worry about blood sugar crisis in the afternoons, as Italians already have a light breakfast.
Cabinet minister Gianfranco Rotondi is in hot water for his remarks that lunch breaks should be skipped as they are allegedly bad for the economy, and waistlines.
“It is bad for output and also for the harmony of the day,” Rotondi noted Monday. “I never liked this ritual which brings Italy to a standstill.”
Michele Gentile of CGIL, the most powerful union, classified the plan as “an attack on workers’ rights”, to which Rotondi responded that he would like employees to “choose” between eating and working. (The New York Daily News)