Kuwait Public workers can cash out on unused vacation days

Kuwait City, 16th March 2022:

Kuwait Public workers can cash out on unused vacation days

#Kuwait Cabinet is allowing employees across state bodies to exchange unused vacation days for cash, government spokesman Tareq Al-Merzem said on Monday.

Citing a draft law on the matter, the cabinet has given the thumbs up to the draft law, as “per the directives” of H.H the Prime Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.

The draft law comes with certain provisos, whereby only those who have had at least 5 years of service under their belt, in addition to a month’s worth of unused vacation days, are entitled to the payout, the cabinet has agreed to the draft law & will now submit it to H.H the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, pending his approval, he added.


#Kuwait Cabinet Holds Weekly Meeting

◾️Allow Government employees to exchange unused vacation days for cash.
◾️Approved the disbursement of KD3,000 in reward for retirees.
◾️Municipal elections will be held on May 21, 2022.
◾️Scraps PCR tests for unvaccinated teachers & students aged 16 & above.
◾️Approved a draft decree appointing Basel Al-Haroun as Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait.
◾️Approved a bill appointing Sheikh Nawaf Saud Al-Sabah as Deputy Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation.




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#مجلس_الوزراء يوافق على صرف مقابل نقدي عن رصيد الإجازات أثناء الخدمة
– بشرط أن لا تقل خدمة الموظف عن خمس سنوات ولا يقل رصيد الاجازة بعد صرف البدل عن 30 يوم
Kuwait’s cabinet is allowing employees across state bodies to exchange unused vacation days for cash, government spokesman Tareq Al-Merzem said on Monday, citing a draft law on the matter. The cabinet has given the thumbs up to the draft law, as “per the directives” of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, the spokesman told KUNA.
The draft law comes with certain provisos, whereby only those who have had at least five years of service under their belt, in addition to a month’s worth of unused vacation days, are entitled to the payout, he clarified.

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