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UAE Considering Day in Lieu Public Holidays

Source: UAE Interact (Dubai)
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2002


The UAE's Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Mattar Humaid Al Tayer, has announced that he had added an article to the proposed amendments to the Federal Labour Law No 8 of 1980, entitling private sector employees to a compensatory off day in the event of an official public holiday falling on Friday.

Friday is the only weekend for the private sector, and under the existing Labour Law, there is no provision allowing the ministry to give compensatory off in lieu of the official holidays falling on weekends.

The public sector weekends are two-day long, Thursdays and Fridays.



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