Tuesday, May 31, 2005

5-Day Week for Civil Service

Good news for the country's 1 million civil servants. Soon, they will be working a 5-day week after the Government has agreed in principle to the proposals of a 5-day working week and the reintroduction of COLA (no...they won't be getting a free can of COKE....it's the Cost of Living Allowance which was scraped in 1974).

However, this does not mean working hours will be shortened as an extra half an hour would be added to the weekdays. Currently, civil servants do not work on the first and third Saturdays. The announcement surprised many as they had not expected for both proposals to be accepted by the Government. Reactions so far were positive. Read more here.

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