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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

MoHRE meets with domestic worker recruitment agencies, urges them to comply with obligations

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has urged owners of licensed domestic worker recruitment agencies to comply with their obligations as outlined in the law, which guarantees the rights of all parties involved: employers of domestic workers, domestic workers, and recruitment agencies.

The Ministry held a meeting at its headquarters in Dubai, bringing together 90 participants, including owners, managers, and representatives of licensed domestic worker recruitment agencies. This forms part of a series of periodic meetings MoHRE organises to review and discuss the latest developments related to domestic workers.

During the meeting, His Excellency Abdulla Al Nuaimi, Assistant Undersecretary for Domestic Worker Affairs at MoHRE, emphasised the Ministry’s commitment to holding regular meetings with owners and representatives of agencies to present and discuss developments in this sector, with the aim of developing the services provided to employers of domestic workers.

Al Nuaimi stressed the need for agencies to comply with relevant legislations and regulations, including housing standards for domestic workers. Agencies must also train domestic workers and comply with recruitment fees, in accordance with the law, He added.

“The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation is committed to listening to suggestions and feedback from owners and managers of agencies, in an effort to ensure stability of employment relations and develop services,” he said.

“We also hail their commitment to implementing initiatives to improve the system of recruiting domestic workers, and their notable support for Emirati professionals working in their offices.”

Al Nuaimi added: “The Ministry will not hesitate to take action and implement the penalties outlined in the law against non-compliant recruitment agencies that are proven to have committed violations, in order to safeguard the rights of all parties involved.”

He also urged all customers to refrain from dealing with illegal domestic worker recruitment agencies and unreliable social media pages that promote the services of domestic workers. Al Nuaimi reiterated the call to deal with MoHRE-licensed recruitment agencies, whose names and contact information are listed on the Ministry’s website and social media pages.

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