Private sector receives 3-day vacation for Eid Al-Adha

Private sector workers are entitled to a three-day vacation out of the four-day Islamic Eid Al-Adha feast, which begins September 24, the Manpower and Immigration Ministry said Tuesday.

Minister Nahed al-Ashry said vacation for the private sector includes “Waqfa” (the day preceding the feast) on September 23, aside from the two days of the feast.

She explained that companies have the right to ask employees to work during the feast, depending on job requirements, but are legally obliged to pay double-time to those who work during a holiday.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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