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UAE missions in Delhi and Kerala start new UAE visa system

Posted by jaypee 132 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi: The UAE Consulate General in Kerala has started issuing employment visas to some categories of prospective Indian employees coming to the UAE under a newly introduced system, a senior official told Gulf News on Monday.

The prospective domestic help and blue-collar workers can directly collect the employment visa from the consulate by submitting a reference numb Read More


800 domestic workers complete course on entrepreneurship

Posted by jaypee 132 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Dubai: Can Filipino domestic workers become the next wave of entrepreneurs in their home country?

Joan Francisco, 30, a nanny here for two years, offers a hint. The mother of one started dabbling in stocks trading three months ago using an online platform.

She sets aside Dh100 per month and invests it in a long-term stocks fund which she hopes would one day fund the college Read More


Remittances to Asian countries on decline?

Posted by jaypee 153 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Dubai: Weak economic growth and low oil prices are causing a slowdown in money transfers to a number of Asian countries, but experts are expecting a recovery in the latter part of the year, the latest analysis showed.

The World Bank, in its new report, noted that money flows from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, in particular, have slowed down this year.

Overall, fu Read More


Emirates ID to soon replace insurance cards in Dubai

Posted by jaypee 160 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Emirates ID cards will replace health insurance cards in Dubai by the first quarter of 2017, according to a senior official.

All insurance companies in the emirate will mandatorily have to link their insurance cards with Emirates ID cards via a central database, Dr Haidar Al Yousuf, director of Health Funding at the Dubai Health Authority told Gulf News.

“We a Read More


Domestic workers in Dubai earn highest in the region - Gulf Business

Posted by jaypee 188 days ago United Arab Emirates
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The average monthly salary earned by a domestic worker in Dubai stands at Dhs1,697 ($462)– the highest in the GCC region, according to a survey by online agency HelperChoice.

According to the global survey, which collected data from 2,000 job postings, domestic workers in Doha and Jeddah earn an average of $440 per month, followed by Riyadh ($428), Al Khobar ($402), Abu Dhabi Read More


UAE introduces new initiatives to protect Indian migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 223 days ago United Arab Emirates
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In a major initiative, India and the UAE have collaborated to ensure blue-collar Indian workers hired to the UAE are offered the same wages and benefits promised to them back home and not duped with fake visas or job offers.

The new collaboration will now allow Indian officials to verify whether employment contracts offered to workers requiring emigration clearance are exactly th Read More


4.7 million foreign workers in UAE private sector: official

Posted by jaypee 287 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Acting Undersecretary at the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Humaid Rashid bin Demas, said decent work and protecting workers' well-being constitute a pillar for sustainable development in the UAE.

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Emirates labor law meet finds foreign workers still troubled

Posted by jaypee 353 days ago United Arab Emirates
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ABU DHABI — Laborers gathered Wednesday for an event aimed at showcasing how the United Arab Emirates is trying to make labor laws more understandable instead discussed unscrupulous bosses, abuses and poor conditions rampant across the Gulf Arab states.

Wearing handed-out white baseball caps reading "I (heart) UAE," laborers praised the Emirati effort at translating labor law Read More