Shoura to review two-day weekend

Written by | January 27, 2014 | 0

Jeddah Jan 27 : Several Shoura Council members are likely to oppose a newly amended labor law provision that advocates a 40-hour workweek, when they meet on Monday. Many people, mostly businessmen, believe the move would have a negative impact on the economy.
Fifteen council members have called for the Shoura to review its previous decision endorsing a 40-hour workweek.
According to Shoura sources, the members would submit a proposal to increase working hours to 45 per week. They also propose that businesses that give employees two-day off impose a nine-hour working day.
Shoura members have justified these amendments by pointing out that the majority of the beneficiaries of the two-day weekend would be foreigners. More than eight million expats work in the Kingdom.

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