UAE: Ministry assists in payment of delayed wages
The UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation raided labour accommodations and worksites, and discovered various wage violations by employers
More than 10,000 workers have received their delayed salaries as the UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation intervened to recover financial dues.
General inspectors visited 598 establishments, 740 labour accommodations, and 870 worksites across the UAE since the beginning of 2016, until September.
Approximately 10,500 personnel, 2.6% of the country’s total 409,000-strong workforce, have received their pending payments, according to UAE state news agency, WAM.
Maher Al-Obed, assistant under-secretary for inspection affairs, said, that general inspectors, comprising 12 teams, discovered a series of violations within 122 facilities.
Offenses included wage non-compliance, salary delays, avoidance of overtime payments, and disregard of public holidays’ attendance compensations.
The inspection visits are designed to raise awareness among business owners, specifically those employing more than 50 employees, to provide labour accommodation in accordance with a recent ruling.
Business owners and workers were informed about labour legislation and their responsibilities.