Private sector lauds Shoura decision for shorter work week

18 Dec

FADIA JIFFRY

Private sector employees have hailed Shoura Council’s decision on Tuesday to reduce working hours from 45 to 40 per week with a two-day weekend. 

“I would be very happy if my company implements this rule,” said Fahd Aziz, a management professional in the private sector. He currently gets only a day off during the week and is expected to work up to 10 hours a day.

He said the decision to reduce the working hours sounds great but is concerned that employers may not agree to it.

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