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UAE signs agreement with Afghanistan to provide workers

Officials sign labour agreement on the sidelines of the 107th International Labour Conference in Geneva

UAE signs agreement with Afghanistan to provide workers
Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation.

The UAE and Afghanistan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to supply Afghan workers to the emirate.

The labour agreement was signed on the sidelines of the 107th International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, state news agency WAM reported on Wednesday.

The MoU was signed by Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and Faizullah Zaki, Minister of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled of Afghanistan.

Al Hamli said the MoU would improve the management of temporary contracts for Afghan labour in the UAE, to the mutual interests of both countries.

Zaki praised the UAE’s legislation that regulates employment relations, as they protect the rights of workers, including Afghan workers.

A joint committee will be formed to monitor the implementation of the MoU.

The MoU stipulates that workers from Afghanistan should be recruited according to the policy of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and potential workers should receive a detailed offer that includes a comprehensive description of the rights and duties of all parties, as well as their working conditions.

The MoU also stipulates that in cases of conflict between the employer and the worker, a complaint should be registered at the ministry, which will aim to reach a friendly settlement within a specified timeframe. Otherwise, the case will be transferred to the judicial authorities.