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Ukraine Amends Annual Public Holidays Law

Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine (Kiev)
Posted: Friday, March 6, 2015
Most recent follow-up news item: July 14, 2021


The Parliament of the Ukraine (Verkhovna Rada) has voted amendments to the Ukrainian Labour Law by declaring October 14 as a new annual non-working public holiday in the Ukraine to be called "the Day of Defender of Ukraine".

The aforementioned declaration of October 14 as a new annual non-working public holiday in the Ukraine to be called "the Day of Defender of Ukraine" was passed by 244 members of parliament as the draft law No.2187 "On making changes in Article 73 of the Code of Laws on Labour of Ukraine (as to establishing the holiday of the Day of Defender of Ukraine)".

The last annual non-working public holiday added to the annual list of non-working public holidays in the Ukraine, was the annual, November 22, Freedom Day holiday (2005-11-21), which was canceled (2011-12-31) by Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych.

In a separate, related, announcement, the Cabinet of the Ukraine has announced that March 9, 2015, would be a non-working public holiday in the Ukraine, as per Article 72 ("Compensation for Work on Day-Off") of the Ukrainian Labour Law, and due to the fact that the March 8, International Women's Day, annual non-working public holiday in the Ukraine falls on a Sunday in 2015.



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