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Government announces working hours for public and private sectors during Ramadan

posted on 17/07/2012: 2614 views



The working hours of employees at the various ministries and other federal institutions will be from 9AM until 2PM, said a circular issued by Minister of Education Humaid Mohamed Obaid Al Qattami in his capacity as Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources.

The circular is issued as per the Cabinet decision No.13/Year 2012 in implementation of the federal Law 11/2008.

The FAGHR offered sincere greetings to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Their Highnesses the UAE Supreme Council Members and Rulers of Emirates on the occasion of the advent of Holy Ramadan.

Meanwhile, the working hours of private sector companies will be reduced from eight to six hours max a day during the forthcoming Holy month of Ramadan, without affecting the salaries of employees, the Ministry of Labour announced.

The Labour Minister Saqr Gobash issued a ministerial circular to private sector companies and establishments on the reduction of work hours in the UAE, which is in accordance with article 65 of the Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 on the regulation of work relations and its amendments. – Emirates News Agency, WAM

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