New law boost for labour­ers

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The ef­fects of new rules that make it eas­ier to switch jobs are al­ready be­ing seen in the labour mar­ket, an of­fi­cial has said. Work­ers with fixed-term con­tracts are now free to move to a new job once their con­tract has ex­pired to boost mo­bil­ity in the labour mar­ket, the Min­istry of Hu­man Re­sources and Emi­rati­sa­tion said yes­ter­day. The free mo­bil­ity of work­ers is part of guide­lines and con­di­tions of a new de­cree that came into ef­fect ear­lier this year. News agency WAM said the an­nounce­ment was made at end of the Abu Dhabi Di­a­logue Fo­rum, a mul­ti­lat­eral fo­rum of Asian laboursend­ing and re­ceiv­ing coun­tries held in Dubai on May 11 and 12. Of­fi­cials have hailed the new rules, stress­ing that they are more trans­par­ent and would fur­ther guar­an­tee the wel­fare of labour­ers. “New work per­mits will be granted to an em­ployee at the end of his fixed-term con­tract, which al­lows him to move to other or­gan­i­sa­tions if he chooses,” said Hu­maid bin Deemas Al Suwaidi, Un­der­sec­re­tary of the Min­istry of Hu­man Re­sources and Emi­rati­sa­tion , dur­ing the meet­ing.

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