1,000 expats trained on UAE laws and labour rights
More than 1,000 expat workers have completed the Workforce Educational and Awareness programme implemented by the Permanent Committee of Labour Affairs
More than 1,000 expat workers have completed an awareness programme established by labour authorities in Dubai.
The Workforce Educational and Awareness programme was kicked off by the Permanent Committee of Labour Affairs (PCLA) in Dubai in June.
The programme is designed to inform expatriate employees of the country’s laws, and advise them about their rights and duties.
Major-General Obaid Muhair bin Surour, chairman of the PCLA, said that an Orange Team was set up as part of the awareness programme under the City Makers initiative implemented by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council in December 2014.
The initiative aims to bring together teams from Dubai Courts, Dubai Police, PCLA, and the UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, to collaborate on developing integrated solutions for government work, and to follow up on all affairs of the expatriate workforce in the emirate.
The PCLA, in partnership with the Middle East Centre for Training and Development, has established an institute to train workers on their rights and duties.
Remarking on the programme, bin Surour said: "We aim to create a healthy work environment in Dubai, one which protects the workers’ rights and meets global standards."
Bin Surour said that the institute will ensure that workers in the emirate are not subjected to any kind of exploitation.
"By knowing the country’s laws and what rights they have, employees can ensure that they don’t fall prey to exploitation," he added.
Dr Ahmed Al Hashimi, director of the Middle East Centre for Training and Development, said 13 training sessions were conducted in English, Arabic, and Urdu, to advise the workers, WAM reported.