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Algeria Business Pursues Move To Semi-Universal Weekends
 
(Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2009)

Source: TSA (Algiers)

Another large Algerian company, Afia (subsidiary of the Saudi group Savola), has implemented, effective May 3, 2009, the semi-universal Friday-Saturday weekend, instead of the official Algerian Thursday-Friday weekend.

The Afia move follows that of other major Algerian employers: Siemens Algérie (17-Feb-2009), Air Liquide (October 2008), NCA (Nouvelle Conserverie Algérienne, September 2008), and Arcelor-Mittal Annaba (27-Jun-2007).

The change to a Friday-Saturday weekend is supported by both Algeria's business leaders association (the Forum des chefs d'entreprises, FCE) and Algeria's main trade union, the UGTA (11-Jan-2005).

The Algerian government, who had changed to a Thursday-Friday weekend in 1976, and briefly considered a move back to the semi-universal weekend in 1990, has not yet responded to renewed calls by the FCE and UGTA.

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• 2009-07-24: Algeria To Change Weekends To Fridays and Saturdays
• 2009-02-17: Algeria's Siemens Moves To Semi-Universal Weekends
• 2007-06-27: Algeria: Renewed Week-End Definition Debate
• 2005-01-11: Algeria To Consider Weekend Amendment


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