The UAE will host Expo 2020!
  • Arabic
Supported by the UAE National Media Council
We are in the process of developing and improving our website, and we invite you to participate in our brief survey to measure the level of your satisfaction
Satisfaction Survey For UAE Interact Website
رغبة منا بالتعرف على مستوى رضاكم عن موقعنا وبهدف تطويره وتحسينه، فقد قمنا بتصميم استبيان سريع لقياس مدى الرضا عن موقع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة روعي في تصميم الاستبيان أن يكون قصيرا وسريعا كي لا نطيل عليكم، وعليه نرجو منكم التكرم باستكماله عن طريق الرابط التالي
استبيان رضا المتعاملين عن موقع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة

FNC demands a revision in maternity leave rules

posted on 21/04/2010: 6598 views



The Federal National Council (FNC) demanded that maternity leave be increased to boost women's empowerment and productivity.

Dr Amal Al Qubaisi, a member from Abu Dhabi demanded that women working in the government sector be given six months' maternity leave — two months paid leave for delivery, two months half-paid leave for maternity and another two months without pay.

Al Qubaisi also demanded that laws be changed to offer working women better treatment as compared to that offered by other Arab and foreign countries.

"The average maternity leave is four months internationally, while women in the UAE are only entitled to two months," she said.

Al Qubaisi also suggested creating more part-time jobs for women.

Humaid Mohammad Al Qattami, Minister of Education and chairman of the Human Resource Authority, said women are entitled to two months' leave in addition to 100 days without pay.

UAE labour law applies to women working in the private sector, who are entitled to 45 days maternity leave on full pay if she has worked for a whole year prior to leave. If not, then she only gets half pay. – Gulf News

RELATED ARTICLES

24 November 2016 GCC Shura, representatives and national councils reject US JASTA bill
24 November 2016 Federal National Council Affairs ministry releases report on Elections 2015
07 November 2016 Mohammed bin Rashid opens FNC second ordinary session
07 November 2016 Al Qubaisi calls for FNC-Government committee to assess challenges of JASTA
07 November 2016 FNC elects two observers and standing committees