The working hours for all private sector employees will be reduced by two hours during the Holy Month of Ramadan with no salary reduction for workers.
The announcement came in a circular issued by Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Labour, in implementation of the provision of Article 65 of Federal Law No. 08 of 1980 concerning the regulation of labour relations and its amendments.
Ghobash offered sincere greetings to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Their Highnesses Members of the Supreme Council and Rulers of the Emirates, the UAE people and the Arab and Islamic Nations, on the occasion of the advent of Holy Ramadan.
Justice Minister issues decision to set up Ramadan Moon-sighting Committee
Dr Hadef bin Jowan Al Dhahiri, Minister of Justice, has issued a decision to set up the Moon-sighting Committee for the Holy Month of Ramadan in Hijri 1435, corresponding to 2014.
The committee, chaired by the Minister of Justice, includes Sultan Saeed Al Badi, the Under-Secretary of Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, along with a number of officials.
The decision called on all the Sharia Courts nationwide to detect the crescent moon and inform the committee.
The committee will hold a meeting after Maghreb Prayer on Friday, 29th of Sha aban, Hijri 1435, corresponding to June 27th, 2014, at the Judiciary Department in Abu Dhabi.