Yes. Planning and scheduling the annual vacation is at the employer’s discretion. Employer is not bounded by the start and end dates of the annual leave demanded by employee, and may determine different dates. In Ramadan, the holy month of fasting, workplaces may choose to go to annual shutdown.
In the establishments that have more than 100 employees, planning must be done by “Annual Leave Committee” comprised of representatives of employers.
Collective vacation or annual shutdown is applied usually by manufacturing companies between start of April and end of October.
Employer may choose a total or partial shutdown, meaning some employees are sent to vacation while some others carry on working for reasons of security, repair of and maintenance of machinery and equipment etc..
Principles of collective vacation are arranged in the “Regulation on Paid Annual Leave,” article 10-11.
- Employer may schedule collective vacation for all or some of employees between start of April and end of October every year. The schedule of the employees leave, with start and end dates, should be announced beforehand.
- In collective vacation or shutdown periods, even the employees, who aren’t entitled for paid annual leave, may take their vacation.
OUT OF SCOPE EMPLOYEES
Some of the employees continue to work in the establishment for the following purposes;
- Repair or maintenance of machinery and equipment.
- These employees may take their vacations, on their own preference, out of collective vacation period.