Abu Dhabi offers continued support to private sector, workforce

Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis & Disasters Committee for COVID-19 is providing support in collaboration with ADDED

Abu Dhabi offers continued support to private sector, workforce
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Abu Dhabi offers continued support to private sector, workforce

Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis & Disasters Committee for COVID-19 in the region, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) continues its support towards the private sector and workers through communication with more than 3,400 companies to assess the impact of the ongoing pandemic and to ensure labour market stability.

The committee in cooperation with ADDED is supporting private sector employers by coordinating with entities to facilitate and accelerate all legal procedures related to workers' rights; covering costs of screening for workers and those living in workers' complexes and industrial cities; providing free medical treatment to infection cases; and negotiating with third parties to cover overdue payments, if any, state-run Abu Dhabi Media Office tweeted.

As part of the committee and ADDED's support towards workers, the authorities offered 1.3 million workers follow-up appointments to check on their well-being; 293,000 workers were offered support on repatriation flights; 400 residents of industrial cities trained to provide emergency mental health support for workers; and free screening and medical treatment as well as COVID-19 prevention educational material were provided. 

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