UAE, Sri Lanka ink MoU to facilitate recruitment of domestic workers from registered agencies. The UAE and Sri Lanka have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to foster cooperation in the labour and manpower fields. The MoU was attached by a protocol agreement that aims at facilitating the process for approving and recruiting domestic workers. The MoU were signed by Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and Sir Lanka's Minister of Foreign Employment, Thalatha Athukorala, in the presence of a number of officials from both parties. Al Hamli lauded the close relations binding the two countries in labour-related fields. He also emphasised that the MoU paves the way for a new stage of cooperation between both countries to ensure a balanced and ...
Those who are planning to work in the United Arab Emirates as domestic helpers, it is important that you are aware of your rights and entitlements in terms of work hours, vacation leaves, sick leaves, medical insurance, etc. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President, had signed a new law benefiting domestic helpers and their employers. The signed law indicates a harmonized work condition between an employer and their hired domestic helper. This is established by setting standards and coordinating with Abu Dhabi’s legislation and with the international labor law. UAE President Approves New Law on Domestic Helpers According to Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash (Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation) said that the law would aim to have a good work-relationship between worker
Law stipulates essential working conditions for domestic workers, including a regular weekly day off Abu Dhabi: A law stipulating working conditions for domestic workers, including a regular weekly day off, 30 days of paid annual leave and the right to retain personal documents, was approved by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, it was announced on Tuesday. The new law also provides for a daily rest of at least 12 hours — including at least eight consecutive hours. Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, said the law strikes a balanced domestic worker-employer relationship and regulates it in a way that protects rights of all parties involved. “The law, moreover, reflects the UAE’s commitment to supremacy of law and to al
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the United Arab Emirates, as recently approved the Federal Law No. 10 of 2017. The law contains provisions on employment of domestic workers in the UAE, including provisions about labor contracts, working hours, vacation leaves, participation of recruitment agencies and settlement of disputes. What domestic workers are entitled to, according to the new law. Domestic workers: 1.should be paid current month’s wages no later than the 10th of the following month. 2.should be granted 12 hours per rest day, including 8 hours consecutive. 3.should be given one day of paid rest per week. 4.are entitled to 30 days of medical leave per year. 5.should be provided medical insurance by employer. 6.should be accorded with
ABU DHABI, UAE – United Arab Emirates (UAE) President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has signed a new law that seeks to give its migrant workers, including overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), more benefits and protection from harassment and abuses by employers and agencies. President Al Nahyan signed the 41-article federal law on domestic workers that will take effect two months after its publication in local gazette. Among those stipulated in the law is the prohibition of hiring workers under the age 0f 18, improved working conditions, the obligation of the agency during a contract dispute with employer, rules on wage protection and regularization of contract. Under the new law, domestic workers are entitled to payment of wages, as set out in the standard contract,