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UAE jobs: Government reviews temporary worker hiring rules

by THE GULF TALK

Abu Dhabi Dialogue participants discussed several critical issues, including protecting the wages of domestic helpers and providing banking services to temporary workers.

Top officials from 16 countries — including the UAE — recently discussed key steps that governments can take to enhance temporary employment contracts, including those that cover workers and domestic helpers.

The issues were tackled as part of this year’s Abu Dhabi Dialogue (ADD), a forum to highlight matters related to manpower between Asian and Gulf countries.

Protecting the wages of domestic helpers and facilitating banking services for temporary employees are among the key issues discussed during the ADD meetings.

“We are identifying the challenges — and the steps that governments can take to address these challenges — to enhance the contracting of temporary laborers and promote human development,” said Shayma Al Awadhi, acting assistant undersecretary for communication and international relations at the UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (Mohre).

Every step of the recruitment process is being inspected, Al Awadhi said.

“We also prioritize…reviewing the rules and regulations for hiring, as well as testing and employing laborers and the issues that may arise from that. We are also keen on outlining the steps that governments can take, either unilaterally, bilaterally, or multilaterally.”

News Source: Khaleej Times

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