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Kuwait plans domestic labour pact with India

Kuwait plans pacts with four Asian countries to recruit domestic labour under clear regulations, Kuwaiti Minister of Social Affairs and State for Economic Affairs Hend Al Sabeeh has said. The move comes amid a reported dispute over rules for employing domestic helpers from the Philippines. Al Sabeeh named India, Bangladesh …

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UAE amnesty 2018: Foreign missions to open counters in Dubai

Foreign diplomatic missions of labour-sending countries will have counters at Dubai’s main amnesty centre in Al Aweer to facilitate the early repatriation of residents overstaying their visas from August 1, Gulf News has learnt. However, those seeking to legalise their residency status during the upcoming amnesty will not have to …

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Visa violators must avail UAE amnesty

Come August 1 and lasting for three months thereafter, a general amnesty will come into effect for foreigners and non-residents who have violated the UAE’s residency laws. While full details of the amnesty — dubbed ‘Protect Yourself via Rectifying Your Status’ — have yet to be clarified, Brigadier Saeed Rakan …

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Why remittances are prohibited in these UAE outlets

Some money changers in UAE are appealing a recent decision by the Central Bank to prohibit them from doing remittance transactions. UAE resident have been advised that they can no longer transfer money or receive salaries through at least seven exchange houses. The UAE Central Bank confirmed on Monday that …

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UAE will change labour law, minister tells FNC

The UAE Labour Law will be changed to live up to the ambitions of the leadership, citizens and private sector, and to fit the post-oil era, Nasser Bin Thani Al Hameli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, told the Federal National Council on Tuesday. Al Hameli was speaking as the …

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Kuwait asks Philippine ambassador to leave

Kuwait gave the Philippine ambassador one week to leave the  country and recalled its top diplomat in Manila for consultations, the foreign ministry said. The ministry reiterated in a statement its full rejection and condemnation of the blatant violation of diplomatic norms by the embassy of the Philippines. Embassy staff …

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Philippine embassy in Kuwait helps workers run away

Kuwait has protested to the Philippines following “serious offences” that included conducting operations to whisk domestic workers away from their employers’ homes in diplomatic vans. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it summoned on Friday the Philippines ambassador to Kuwait and handed him two protest notes. A spokesperson for the …

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UAE, Bangladesh sign agreement on recruiting domestic workers

The UAE and Bangladesh today (Wednesday) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on recruiting Bangladeshi domestic workers in the UAE. The agreement was signed in the presence of Nasser Bin Thani Juma Al Hameli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, by Saif Ahmad Al Suwaidi, undersecretary at the ministry, and Nomita …

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No plans to enforce minimum wage policy in UAE: Ministry

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation on Tuesday stressed that the government has no plans to implement a minimum wage policy in the UAE. In a statement, the ministry said that wages, including for domestic workers, will continue to be fixed through negotiation between employer and employee. “The UAE’s …

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2017 review: Domestic workers get a breather

The year 2017 saw a major law approved, stipulating working conditions for domestic workers, including a regular weekly day off, 30 days of paid annual leave and the right to retain personal documents. President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan approved the law in September, 2017. The new …

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UAE work permit fees linked to company classification

Starting Monday, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MORHE) will enforce a revised fee structure for issuing work permits linked to classification of companies. The new classification system of companies will be in three categories according to the skill level and the culture diversity of their workers, in implementation …

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