Under the directives of UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Executive Council approved a new decision to raise the pensions of UAE Nationals working in the emirate’s public schools to 80% of their total salary, contributing to better living standards and more financial stability for Emirati families.
The decision will benefit more than 7,600 Emiratis working in Abu Dhabi’s public schools in their retirement.
Abu Dhabi Government will spend more than AED6.6 billion to implement the new pension rate, paying the difference between the current monthly deductions and the higher 80% rate for the entire service period of eligible employees, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.
The decision ensures public school national employees receive the same benefit as all government employees.
The decision will not affect salaries. However, eligible employees will receive a higher retirement pension compared to the previous pension.
The decision will also provide new job opportunities for young Emiratis to enter the public education sector by encouraging eligible employees to apply for retirement.