The measure aims to enhance precautionary measures as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 and protect public health.
The holiday will follow a weekend giving private sector employees a long three-day weekend.
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The Committee said the decision is part of the gradual reopening of economic activities in the emirate and efforts to restore normalcy, while ensuring precautionary measures are strictly enforced.
The Ministry announced support packages aimed at enhancing job stability of citizens working in various economic sectors, especially those most affected by economic repercussions and challenges imposed by the precautionary measures of the Coronavirus.
The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) has underlined its keenness on the constant coordination with the private sector to support its activities in the Emirate of Sharjah in general and in the eastern and central regions in particular through the efforts of the branches of the SCCI in these cities and to create an enabling environment to enhance the private sector’s role in the domestic economy, in light of the consequences of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has asserted that employees of the private sector are entitled to transfer forward 60 days of their annual leave to the next year or when it is possible for that.
The move is in cooperation with "Etisalat" and "du", to be the first in the region to implement this feature.
The news was announced with a decree that would come into effect from Feb.2, 2022. The decision was taken to minimise the difference between the public and private sectors in the country.