The UAE and Bangladesh on Wednesday signed an agreement for the recruitment of domestic workers.
The memorandum of understanding was signed by Saif Ahmed Al Suwaidi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and Dr Namita Halder, Secretary of the Bangladeshi Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment, state news agency WAM reported.
Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, the UAE's Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, said the MoU emanates from the ministry's keenness to open new markets for families and business owners in the UAE.
He said the agreement sets regulations for recruiting domestic workers from Bangladesh, which is restricted only to franchisee applications for the brand name Tadbeer Service Centre, under a licence from the ministry.
It also stipulates that only registered and licenced private recruitment agencies in Bangladesh are allowed to submit lists of potential workers for the available vacancies.
According to the MoU, the employment contract for Bangladeshi workers should include job description, salary, other benefits, food, accommodation and transport, if needed. The salary payment will be made under the UAE's Wages Protection System.
The domestic workers’ category includes professions of labourer, sailor, watchman, shepherd, falconer, housekeeper, cook, nanny, farmer, gardener, private trainer, private tutor, private burse, farm supervisor and private driver, WAM added.
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