Tad­beer will of­fer 19 cat­e­gories of work­ers

Khaleej Times - - NATION - Staff Re­porter re­[email protected]­j­times.com

dubai — Tad­beer cen­tres — a on­estop cen­tre that will soon stream­line ser­vices re­lated to do­mes­tic work­ers — will of­fer a host of 19 cat­e­gories for cus­tomers to choose from.

The cen­tres, which are ex­pected to be func­tional in the fourth quar­ter of 2017, are ex­pected to set a new stan­dard for the pro­vi­sion of ser­vices to do­mes­tic work­ers, pro­tect their rights, and help keep a data­base of their in­for­ma­tion in the coun­try.

Saqr Ghobash, Min­is­ter of Hu­man Re­sources and Emi­rati­sa­tion, said: “Cus­tomers se­lect pre­ferred do­mes­tic work­ers from a list of 19 dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories. Tad­beer cen­tres shall act as a me­di­a­tor and of­fer the high­est level of con­tract­ing trans­parency.”

Ghobash made the an­nounce­ment dur­ing a meet­ing held at the min­istry in Dubai with Tad­beer cen­tre in­vestors, who re­ceived ini­tial ap­proval to op­er­ate 40 cen­tres across the coun­try.

Op­er­at­ing un­der a pub­lic-pri­vate part­ner­ship plan, the min­istry as­sures the new line of cen­tres com­plete sup­port, bring­ing func­tion­al­ity and ser­vice lev­els to match the pre­ced­ing suc­ces­sor, Tasheel cen­tres. These ser­vices will ful­fil the UAE Gov­ern­ment Ex­cel­lence Pro­gramme.

The min­is­ter pointed out that the min­istry is cur­rently work­ing with its over­seas coun­ter­parts to reach agree­ments con­cern­ing re­cruit­ment pro­cesses. “The min­istry has gone a long way in de­vel­op­ing ini­tia­tives and poli­cies that will have a pos­i­tive im­pact within the pro­posed bun­dle,” Ghobash added.

The meet­ing was at­tended by Saif Al Suwaidi, Un­der­sec­re­tary of Hu­man Re­sources, Hu­maid bin Deemas, As­sis­tant Un­der­sec­re­tary of Labour Af­fairs, Aysha Bel­harfia, As­sis­tant Un­der­sec­re­tary of Do­mes­tic Work­ers Af­fairs.

Ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cial sta­tis­tics, there are around 750,000 do­mes­tic work­ers in the UAE, mak­ing up nearly 20 per cent of the ex­pa­tri­ate work­force. As many as 65 per cent of them are based in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Shar­jah.

The cen­tres are in re­sponse to the UAE Cab­i­net’s trans­fer of re­spon­si­bil­ity for do­mes­tic work­ers to the Min­istry of Hu­man Re­sources and Emi­rati­sa­tion. The min­istry is re­ceiv­ing and pro­cess­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for the re­cruit­ment and em­ploy­ment of do­mes­tic work­ers in Dubai, be­fore be­ing rolled out in the rest of the UAE later this year.

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Saqr Ghobash dur­ing a meet­ing held in Dubai with Tad­beer cen­tre in­vestors. —

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