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UAE: Private school teachers routinely working excess hours over legal limit

"Punishing workloads forcing UAE private school teachers to quit, evidence suggests," 2 Jan 2020

Long hours and punishing workloads are pushing more UAE teachers into abandoning the private sector...

private sector working hours are capped at eight hours a day or 48 hours a week...

teachers said the “reality” was that these hours were frequently exceeded...

Hind Al Mualla, a senior department head at the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, Dubai’s private school regulator, said teachers exceeding their working hours should report the issue.

"If something breaches the employment contract or there are set hours in the contract which the school is violating, then it is straightforward case governed by the labour law,” she said.