3 days off for marriage, birth, death under study

3 days off for marriage, birth, death under study
Updated 14 November 2014

3 days off for marriage, birth, death under study

3 days off for marriage, birth, death under study

The Shoura Council is currently considering whether to allow government employees to take three days off with full pay for the birth of their children, getting married, and the death of close family members of both spouses.
Sources said the Shoura’s management and human resources committee had backed the proposal and now wants changes made to government employment legislation.
The committee had said that workers are often forced to take time off under these special circumstances, and now need legal protection to do so.
Meanwhile, the council is scheduled to hear the views of the security committee’s proposed amendments to the civil defense system, and the views of the Islamic and judicial affairs committee on the annual report of the General Presidency for Scientific Research and Ifta for the fiscal year 2013/2014.
Other subjects scheduled for discussion include the report of the financial affairs committee on the annual report of the agro-development fund for the fiscal year 2013/2014, and the report of the health and environment committee on the annual report of the Health Ministry.
Members of council are also scheduled to discuss the report of the management and human resources committee on the proposal to amend paragraph 1(b) of Article 19, and paragraph 2 of Article 43 of the social insurance system issued by Royal Decree No. 2/33 dated June 11, 2000, submitted by Shoura member Mohammad Al-Naji.
During next week’s session, the Shoura members will discuss the report of the security committee on the draft agreement between the Kingdom and Spain on security and the fight against crime.
The other scheduled discussions involve the report of the social, family and youth committee on the annual report of the General Presidency of Youth Welfare, and the report of the economic and power committee on the follow up of the projects included in the ninth development plan.