Dubai labour body hosts training workshop
71% of 1,000 construction workers that attended previous training sessions reported "dramatic improvements" in their knowledge of the UAE Labour Law's rights and responsibilities
Dubai's Permanent Committee for Labour Affairs (PCLA) announced the successful completion of a workshop held to discuss the implementation of the Workforce Training Institute's objectives.
Policymakers convened to introduce the concept and significance of the training institute, and the best methods to create awareness and boost education among migrant labourers about their rights and responsibilities in the UAE.
Maj Gen Obaid Muhair bin Suroor, deputy general director of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs and chairman of the PCLA inaugurated the workshop.
A survey of 1,000 foreign workers in the construction sector found that up to 74% of the sample "noted an improvement in their knowledge of [the UAE's] culture [and] values" following the awareness and training sessions, WAM reported.
Up to 71% of the workers also "expressed dramatic improvements in their level of knowledge" of the rights and responsibilities accorded under the UAE Labour Law.
Moreover, 86% of those surveyed stated the sessions improved their understanding "of government procedures set out to resolve disputes with their employers, as well as how to get in touch with government helplines and legal channels for assistance".
Bin Suroor said the purpose of the project is to raise worker awareness regarding the UAE's cultural norms and improve their occupational health and safety standards.