Source:Rádio Nacional de Angola (Luanda)
Posted: Friday, September 11, 2015
Angola's Minister of Public Service and Social Security (MAPESS), António Pitra Neto, has announced that Friday, September 18, 2015, would be a one-off non-working public sector holiday, to link the upcoming, September 17, National Heroes' Day, annual non-working public holiday (tolerância de ponto) of Angola, as per the law revising Angolan official non-working public holidays.
The aforementioned announcement ("decretou tolerância de ponto para o dia 18 deste mês, devido ao facto do Dia 17 de Setembro ser considerado Feriado Nacional") that Friday, September 18, 2015, would be a non-working public sector holiday in Angola to avoid the September 17 annual public holiday of Angola being followed by a single working day ("a tolerância de ponto em questão visa permitir a dispensa da actividade laboral dos funcionários públicos, já que o Feriado Nacional será seguido por um dia útil de trabalho").
The declaration of Friday, September 18, 2015, as a non-working public sector holiday in Angola, is in addition to the Angolan public holidays listed in the "Ley de los Feriados Nacionales y Locales" which revised (2010-12-16) the legislation on public holidays in Angola, and after some last-ditch attempts by the opposition, the reconciled bill was approved without any substantial changes at the end of January (2011-01-20) and signed into law by Angolan President, José Eduardo dos Santos, the following month (2011-02-15).
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