Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique (Maputo)
Mozambique's Ministry of Labour (Ministério do Trabalho, Emprego e Segurança Social - MITESS) has announced that Monday, December 26, 2016, and Monday, January 2, 2017, would be non-working public holidays in Mozambique.
As per the aforementioned announcement, and as per custom (30-Dec-2015, 22-Dec-2014, 21-Dec-2013 and 21-Dec-2012), the upcoming one-off non-working public holiday in Mozambique "does not extend to workers whose nature of work does not allow for interruption and where a disruption would negatively affect the public interest".
The declaration of one-off non-working public holidays is a relatively common feature of Mozambique's official public holidays calendar (14-Jan-2015, 21-Dec-2013, 01-Aug-2013, 21-Dec-2012, 05-Dec-2011, 16-Oct-2011, 29-Dec-2010, 23-Dec-2010,...), in particular as Mozambique's Labour Code gives the Minister of Labour the authority to declare one-off public holidays in Mozambique, and in fact mandates them for Mozambique public holidays falling on a Sunday ("segundo a Lei do Trabalho, sempre que a data coincide com domingo, a suspensão das actividades laborais passa para o dia seguinte").
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