MoE cuts teacher’s salary to rectify its old ‘error’

DUBAI — A teacher was shocked at the end of last month to find that 50 per cent was deducted from her December salary. When she contacted the concerned department, she was told that it was correcting a mistake that happened 10 months ago.

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Published: Wed 4 Jan 2006, 10:16 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 6:52 PM

The teacher had taken maternity leave for a period of four months, in addition to one month annual leave from February 20.

Back then, the law allowed her to take two months paid leave and another two with half pay. She was back to work in June.

In the first week of July the rules were revised to the effect that maternity leave period was to be only two months with full pay.

However, 10 months passed by since she took the leave, and now the MoE remembers that it has forgotten to deduct half of the pay for the other two months of the maternity leave which she

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