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Foreign workers in the UAE remit over $21bn in H1

Posted by jaypee 49 days ago United Arab Emirates
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The total value of remittances by foreign workers in the UAE reached AED78 billion ($21.2 billion) during the first half of 2017, according to central bank figures.


The UAE Central Bank announced that remittances totalled AED40.8 billion during the second quarter, an increase of 10 percent compared to the first quarter.


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UAE law targets sexual harassment, forced labor

Posted by jaypee 51 days ago United Arab Emirates
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DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates, criticized globally for its treatment of migrant workers, issued a law on Tuesday to combat abuse of domestic staff, state news agency WAM said.


It includes prohibitions on sexual harassment, forced labor, and the employment of domestic workers under 18.


It also stipulates that workers are entitled to one paid day off each week, Read More

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UAE: New Draft of Domestic Worker Law pending approval

Posted by jaypee 232 days ago United Arab Emirates
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A draft law for domestic workers is now pending approval in the UAE. The proposed law is an amendment to the 2012 draft law, which was approved by the Federal National Council but did not come into force. The new version has been approved by the UAE Cabinet and must now be pass

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Tadbeer centres to recruit domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 240 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Dubai: New centres called Tadbeer will replace domestic worker recruitment agencies by the end of the year, the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced on Wednesday.


Saqr Ghobash said this decision was taken as the services provided by current recruitment agencies often do not meet the needs of both the domestic worker and the employer.


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UAE champions rights of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 243 days ago United Arab Emirates
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The UAE is taking a very significant step forward over the protection of rights for people in domestic employment. Domestic workers have unique working conditions that place them at a serious disadvantage should their employer choose to abuse their rights. They work in close proximity to the employing family with little outside contact, and they do not have standard working terms since ea

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UAE seeks to boost rights of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 243 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi: A weekly day off, 30 days of annual paid leave, the right to retain personal documents including passport, ID card and work permit, besides daily rest of at least 12 hours — including at least eight consecutive hours — are among rights that the UAE plans to assure domestic workers.


In a bid to ensure decent working and living conditions for domestic workers, Read More

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12 Dubai centres dedicated to domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 263 days ago United Arab Emirates
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DUBAI: Twelve Tas’heel service centres have started receiving and processing recruitment and employment applications for domestic workers in Dubai, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has confirmed.

As per the decision, procedures which had been previously carried out by the Ministry of Interior will be handled by the MoHRE starting in the emirate of

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UAE launches new domestic worker insurance plan

Posted by jaypee 314 days ago United Arab Emirates
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The UAE Ministry of Interior has joined hands with Axa Green Crescent to launch a new insurance plan for domestic workers that will protect employers from financial losses when a worker absconds, fails a visa-renewal medical test or dies, said a report.


The insurance policy covers maids, drivers and domestic workers sponsored by citizens and residents aged between 18 and 64, report Read More