Governmental and private employers have warned their employees against deliberate absence from work next Sunday, with the aim of extending the blessed Eid Al-Adha holiday, stressing that negligence in attendance during this day would disrupt the interests of dealers in various fields, while other employers decided to transfer the previous Sunday to the Eid holiday. To work remotely, so that employees who traveled with their families to spend the vacation early are allowed to work from their places, provided that working hours are adhered to, which was welcomed by the employees.
In detail, employees of government and private agencies (citizens and residents) confirmed that they received verbal warnings from their managers and employers, regarding the deliberate absence from work next Sunday, as it is an “interday day” that falls between two days off, pointing out that the employers stressed the need to adhere to working hours during This day is to protect the interests of the dealers.
The employees (A.P), (S.M.) and (A.B.), “Emirates Today”, that they intend to abide by the instructions received from their workplaces regarding next Sunday’s work, although a large number of them had prior plans to include From this day to the days of the Eid holiday, to be deducted from their annual leave balance, for reasons related to travel inside and outside the country, while others, who preferred not to mention their names, were disturbed by this warning, which they considered to be a circular from employers that does not take into account individual cases and circumstances among employees.
They called on employers to leave these administrative matters related to leave, in order to coordinate between employees and their superiors to ensure that work is not disrupted, and at the same time grants leave to the employee according to his circumstances and the understanding of his colleagues, stressing at the same time their commitment to attend work on Sunday in the event that a discount is not approved. This day is a holiday balance.
The two employees in Abu Dhabi (R.S.) and (R.J) considered that the matter would not cause a big problem for them, although they would take their families to recreational trips outside the emirate, on the occasion of Eid, but they would return temporarily to work on Sunday, to resume the vacation after This is with their families, while (A.A.), (M.S.) and (YJ), that their institutions informed them that Sunday is a working day remotely, taking into account the conditions of the employees who decided to travel during the Eid holiday, provided that everyone adheres to the number of hours Always without compromise, which everyone welcomed.
For its part, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation confirmed that the worker’s determination of the date of his leave is primarily left to the discretion of the employer, especially in the annual leave, as the employer has the right to determine the date for the start of this leave, and when necessary, he may divide it into two periods at most, while entering In calculating the duration of the annual leave, the holidays established by law or by agreement, or any other periods due to illness, if this leave is interrupted and is considered part of it.
The ministry stated that any worker in the private sector is entitled to an annual leave, during each year of his service, not less than two days for each month, if the worker’s service period is more than six months and less than a year, and he is also entitled to 30 days leave Every year, if the worker’s service period exceeds one year, and in the event the worker’s service is terminated, he is entitled to an annual leave for the last year’s fractions.
While the official portal of the UAE government reported that the official holiday for government agencies in the country is on Friday and Saturday, while Friday is the weekly holiday for all employees in the private sector, except for day laborers, noting that if circumstances necessitate the employment of the worker on this day ( Friday) he must be compensated with another day of rest, or he must be paid the basic wage for normal working hours plus an increase of at least 50% of that wage, provided that the worker may not be employed for more than two consecutive Fridays, with the exception of day labor.
Organizing work relationships
The official portal of the UAE government stated that in accordance with Article 81 of the Federal Law regarding the regulation of labor relations, if work conditions require the worker to be employed during holidays or official holidays for which he is paid, wholly or partly, he must be compensated for it with another leave with an increase in payment to him in The wage is 50% of his wages. If he does not compensate for it with a vacation, the employer pays the worker an increase in his basic wage of 150% for the working days.
Employees called on employers to leave organizing leave between employees and their superiors.