First Private Sector Enterprise to Offer Flexible and Short Working Hours to its Employees on ‘Back to School’
Union Coop offers short and flexible working hours to its employees so that they can accompany their children on the first day of their school
Dubai, UAE: As a part of its ‘Employee Happiness’ and Wellbeing initiative, Union Coop becomes the first private enterprise to offer flexible working hours to its staff to escort their children to school. This comes in line with the National Happiness Program and Quality life Initiative ‘Back to School’.
Mr. Ahmed Bin Kenaid, Director of Human Resources and Emiratisation Department, Union Coop said: “In line with the directives of our great government, Union Coop have decided to offer flexible working hours to the parent staffs at Union Coop. Therefore, they will be able to be with their children on the first day of their school journey, which happens to be a very important occasion in family life.”
“The Senior Management at Union Coop organizes the best activities and initiatives towards Employee Happiness, which help in enhancing the quality of work atmosphere and creates a positive working environment, which in turn, reflects on the quality of service Union Coop provides to its customers.
About Union Coop:
Union Coop was established by the Ministerial Resolution No. 31/2 dated on May 24, 1982, issued by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs at that time. The aim of the establishment is to enhance the social and economic conditions of the members and serve the local community where it operates. By following the best international practice in the retail sector. The Coop main activities are to establish hypermarkets and manage cooperatives within UAE. Union Coop is the largest consumer cooperative in UAE as it operates 13 branches and two malls (Barsha mall, Etihad mall). Union Coop also launched two Grocery chains; (Fresh’n 1) is the first Endowment grocery store worldwide. Furthermore, another chain is launched named (COOP) it is a new store with a new concept as well, which follow Union Coop. it is also the first consumer cooperative that included the smart shopping concept in many of its branches in MENA region.