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Algeria 2015 Labour Day Public Holiday

Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers)
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015


The Algerian government, through its ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Sécurité has announced that Friday, May 1st, 2015, had been declared a non-working public holiday, on account of the upcoming "fête du Travail".

For the second year in a row (2014-04-29), and in a departure from past practice (2012-04-30), the aforementioned announcement applies to the public sector only ("chômée et payée pour l'ensemble des personnels des institutions et administrations publiques, services concédés, collectivités locales, entreprises commerciales, industrielles, artisanales et agricoles, y compris pour le personnel payé à l'heure ou à la journée").

Once again, this is a departure from the current legislation regulating non-working public holidays in Algeria (loi n° 63-278 du 26 juillet 1963 modifiée et complétée fixant la liste des fêtes légales), but in line with the yet-to-be-approved draft legislation to amend the current public holidays legislation in Algeria (2014-02-07).


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