Re­port calls for equal­ity

7 Days in Dubai - - FRONT PAGE - By 7DAYS News Team @7DAYSUAE

All work­ers that come to the UAE must be “re­cruited and em­ployed eq­ui­tably, safe in their place of work and free to ad­vance pro­fes­sion­ally and per­son­ally”.

That’s the find­ing of the Work­ers Wel­fare Re­port 2015, that was re­leased yes­ter­day.

In a for­ward to the 2015 re­port, Saqr Ghobash, Min­is­ter of Hu­man Re­sources and Emi­rati­sa­tion (MOHRE), re­marked that “the UAE’s work­force is our great­est as­set: the driver for growth that en­ables eco­nomic di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion and se­cures the fu­ture for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions”.

He added: “The Min­istry of Hu­man Re­sources and Emi­rati­sa­tion is com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing our work­force is pro­tected and its dy­namism is har­nessed. There­fore the min­istry has launched a se­ries of ini­tia­tives and res­o­lu­tions to pro­mote work­ers' wel­fare in the coun­try.”

UAE news agency WAM re­ported how the min­is­ter said that MOHRE has ap­pointed 63 le­gal staff to help re­solve labour dis­putes be­tween em­ploy­ees and em­ploy­ers. He said: “The United Arab Emi­rates is proud to host such a di­verse, eclec­tic pop­u­la­tion.

“Proud, too, that at a time of eco­nomic slow­down in many parts of the world, the United Arab Emi­rates con­tin­ued to cre­ate jobs and of­fer op­por­tu­ni­ties for peo­ple to bet­ter them­selves, and bet­ter the prospects of their fam­i­lies and home na­tions.”

He added that the UAE is a young coun­try un­der­go­ing dra­matic change and growth.

“We can’t deny that many non-na­tional work­ers have faced in the past many mal­prac­tices by re­cruit­ment agents,” he said.

“Con­se­quently, the Min­istry of Hu­man Re­sources and Emi­rati­sa­tion has been co­op­er­at­ing with coun­tries of ori­gin to im­prove prac­tices within the re­cruit­ment in­dus­try as a pri­or­ity is­sue.”

This pic­ture was a huge hit on the #MyDubai In­sta­gram page with @glo­ry­girl­fit get­ting 5,136 likes for her pho­to­graph

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