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Monday, August 14, 2017

40 Working Hours per Week With 2 Days Off for Saudi Arabia's Private Sector Workers!


Thousands of Overseas Filipino Workers in Saudi Arabia will be very happy if King Salman accepts favorably and order a Royal Decree for the implementation of shortening working hours for private sector employees throughout the Kingdom.  This would only mean, more rest and more time for communicating with families back home if implemented.  If King Salman will sign the law, private sector employees in Saudi Arabia will enjoy a two-day weekend after Shura Council voted in favor of reducing work hours from 45, down to 40 hours per week.

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Thousands of Overseas Filipino Workers in Saudi Arabia will be very happy if King Salman accepts favorably and order a Royal Decree for the implementation of shortening working hours for private sector employees throughout the Kingdom.

This would only mean, more rest and more time for communicating with families back home if implemented.

If King Salman will sign the law, private sector employees in Saudi Arabia will enjoy a two-day weekend after Shura Council voted in favor of reducing work hours from 45, down to 40 hours per week.

(translation: "The Shura Council approves law that reduces work hours for private sector employees to 40 per week. The decision has now been sent to King Salman for approval." 

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Last year, the Shura Council issued an initial approval but was opposed by the government.

From the government, the law was sent back to Shura council for reconsideration but members stand firm with the decision and approved it once more.

According to Al Arabiya News, this is the second time that the council votes on the said order that aims to amend some articles in the labor law of the Kingdom.

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This will end the three years debate on the law.

If implemented, this will give benefit to more than 8 million employees in private sector along with non-Saudi employees.

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OFWs in Saudi Arabia are not the only ones who are happy and excited about the news but also with the locals employed in private sector.

However, investors and employers are not happy with the news, saying it will weaken the work system.

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