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Wednesday, May 06, 2020

"Human Resources and Emiratisation" checks working conditions of Emiratis at 2,710 businesses

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has reached out to over 2,710 private businesses in the UAE to check the working conditions of their male and female Emirati employees.

The initiative comes within the framework of the special committee that was formed by the MoHRE as part of “the national programme to support the stability of the labour market in the private sector” which has been launched by the ministry in coordination with the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority to ensure the continuity of the performance and productivity of the labour market against the current challenges in line with precautionary and preventive measures taken to contain the spread of COVID-19. 

H.E. Nasser bin Abdullah bin Kherbash, Undersecretary for Emiratisation affairs at the MoHRE, chairman of the committee, said: "The committee has begun its work as per a comprehensive and timetabled plan that aims to communicate and coordinate with the private companies where Emiratis work in different positions to support and safeguard their rights and look into their complaints, in a way that helps in enhancing the stability of their job conditions in light of the consequences resulting from the spread COVID-19, which cast a shadow on the global labour markets, including the labour market in the UAE.”

Bin Kherbash praised the cooperation of many companies that had been reached and some of which had received complaints against from Emirati employees. The committee that was able to reach some solutions with these companies in a way that safeguards the rights of complainants and at the same time protects the interests of the companies affected by precautionary measures to prevent infection with the virus, as pointed out by their administrations."

"The committee will continue to follow up on the stability of Emiratis through extensive meetings with all the private companies, mainly those operating in the most affected economic sectors," he added, noting that the effects of the COVID-19 on labour market jobs require everyone to come together and assume the national roles and responsibilities required by the nature of the current conditions to preserve the achievements and successes of the Emiratization file, which receives the direction and attention of the wise leadership."

Bin Kherbash praised the cooperation of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation partners from the government agencies regulating the work of the economic sectors in the country, pointing out that joint sectoral teams were formed to support the work of the "Committee for the Follow-up of the Stability of Emiratis Working in the Private Sector" in developing a set of support packages to ensure Emiratis work in the labour market and fully supervise and monitor the application of Emiratis protection measures and other aspects that support male and female Emirati employees.

The working teams target the aviation sector headed by the Civil Aviation Authority, the communications sector headed by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, the real estate sector headed by the Securities and Commodities Authority, the insurance sector headed by the Insurance Authority and financial sector headed by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.

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