UAE announces five-hour work day for public sector employees

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Public sector employees in the United Arab Emirates will work five hours a day during Ramadan, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources said in a circular on Sunday, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.

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Ramadan 2020: Public sector working hours revealed

Last year, they were two hours shorter than the contracted working day, while schools taught lessons for five hours, usually between 8am and 1pm.
Federal and ministerial employees will be asked to work from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the statement said.

Some federal government employees have been granted paid leave since the beginning of the month as part of the country’s ongoing measures to curb the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ramadan is expected to begin on April 23, according to the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences. The exact date will be confirmed by the UAE’s Moon Sighting Committee – a group of astronomers, court officials and advisers from the country’s Islamic authority. Read more: Ramadan 2020 expected to start on 24th April

The government is expected to announce the working hours of the private sector soon.

Last year, they were two hours shorter than the contracted working day, while schools taught lessons for five hours, usually between 8am and 1pm.

Source: Al Arabiya English

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