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 passRead More
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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.
“These new cen Read More
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 eaRead More
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
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
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
Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Interior launched on Tuesday a new initiative — an insurance rights document for domestic workers — in a joint press conference by the Ministry of Interior and AXA Green Crescent, the initiative’s strategic partner.
This move comes in line with the announcement by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of 2017 being t Read More
ABU DHABI // Domestic workers will be assured of greater protection as their employment will soon be regulated by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.
The new procedure will begin in Dubai early next year, and be expanded to the rest of the country by the summer, it was announced at the weekend.
"When this Cabinet decision takes ef Read More