Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers (Baku)
The decision of the Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers, restoring the October 18 annual non-working public holiday, has been adopted.
The aforementioned "Constitutional Act on state independence of Azerbaijan Republic" was included in the General Collective Agreement for 2012-2013, jointly approved by the Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers, the Azerbaijani Trade Unions Confederation, and the National Confederation of Entrepreneurs (Employers) Organizations of Azerbaijan.
October 18 was an annual non-working public holiday in Azerbaijan from 1992-2006 when it was dropped (08-Dec-2006) by the Azerbaijan Milli Majlis (Parliament) in a series of amendments to the Labour Code aimed at celebrating some holidays longer, particularly those connected with national and spiritual values.
As such, effective in 2007, Novruz Bayrami (the Spring Holiday) was extended to 5 days, and the Id-al-Atkha (feast of sacrifice) was extended to 2 days. As compensation, 3 holidays were re-classified as working days; Independence Day (October 18), Constitution Day (November 12), and Revival Day (November 17).
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