WORKER WELFARE REPORT RELEASED
Report calls for equality
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.”
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