Source:The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk)
Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2019
Following the recent Presidential Decree No.464, which amended the list of annual public holidays in Belarus,by declaring January 2nd as a new annual non-working public holiday in Belarus, the Council of Ministers of Belarus has issued the "Decree of the Council of Ministers dated 18.12.2019 No. 872" (Постановлением Совмина от 18.12.2019 № 872 утверждены новые переносы рабочих дней в январе 2020 г), which amends the list of compensatory working weekend days in Belarus in the calendar year 2020.
Earlier this week, the Presidential Decree No.464, amended the Presidential Decree No.157 of March 26, 1998, "On state holidays, public holidays and memorable dates in the Republic of Belarus" (О государственных праздниках, праздничных днях и памятных датах в Республике Беларусь), by declaring January 2nd as a new annual non-working public holiday in Belarus, effective in the calendar year 2020.
January 2, 2020, had been declared a non-working day in the "Decree of the Council of Ministers No. 688 of October 9, 2019" (О переносе рабочих дней в 2020 году) which expanded and formalized the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Belarus in the calendar year 2020 (2019-10-09), but it was supposed to be compensated by a working day on Saturday, January 4, 2020.
This had led to an online petition to have December 31 and January 2, 2020, declared as public holidays with no compensation (2019-11-27), to which Belarus Prime Minister, Sergei Rumas, responded by ruling-out the declaration of December 31, 2019, as a public holiday, but leaving open the possibility that the one-off January 2, 2020, public holiday would not need to be compensated on January 4th (2019-12-09).
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