UAE considers labour relations with countries refusing to take back citizens - GulfToday

UAE considers labour relations with countries refusing to take back citizens


Picture used for illustration.

The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has announced that it is studying measures to take with regards to current labour relations with partner countries.

An official said that MoHRE is looking into revising current partnerships concerning labour relations with nations refusing to cooperate with evacuation measures undertaken by the UAE to repatriate private sector expatriates who wish to return home.


UAE offers to repatriate stranded Indians

Pakistan to repatriate 2,000 stranded citizens

UAE sends aid plane to Ukraine, repatriates citizens

UAE distributes medical supplies to nations amid coronavirus pandemic

The official noted that the ministry’s move comes after a number of countries did not respond to requests by their nationals to return home following COVID-19 developments.

The official stated that the options currently being studied include the halting of any memoranda of understanding between the ministry and the concerned authorities of non-cooperative countries, as well as the introduction of restrictions or quotas for future recruitment.

The source stressed the urgency of partner countries assuming their responsibilities towards their nationals working in the UAE who wish to return to their home countries.

Dubai-Airport-750Passengers at a passport check counter at Dubai Airport. AFP

The official noted the recent humanitarian initiative launched by the Ministry in cooperation with the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the General Civil Aviation Authority, and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority to enable residents working in the private sector to return to their home countries as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Pakistan's Ambassador to the UAE, Ghulam Dastgir, said the embassy was waiting for permission from Islamabad for repatriation flights and was hoping for "positive news soon." "We are very keen to bring Pakistanis back but we need to finalise our treatment and quarantine facilities," Ghulam Dastgir told Reuters.

WAM / Reuters

Related articles