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UAE- Sharjah’s public employees to get salaries’ hikes

27 May 2012

(MENAFN) The Sharjah Consultative Council announced that it passed a new draft law that includes salary hikes for government employees, reported Khaleej Times.

The council said that the draft law, which would still need to gain the approval of the emirate’s Executive Council, would help evade any problem in the future and keep the employees’ rights upon pension.

It noted that the draft law involves amendments to Law No1/2007 and Law No 5/2001, adding that on May 1, 2007, the Ruler of Sharjah ordered a 30 percent increase of the gross salaries of Sharjah’s government employees for the benefit of the nationals, particularly when pensioned, and on January 1, 2008, another rise of 70 percent of the basic salary was ordered, however, it was considered as a bonus.

It is worth noting that on the first day of January, the Ruler of Sharjah ordered the government to raise salaries of its employees as is the case with the federal government without bearing in mind the basic salary or percentage.

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