Picture used for illustrative purpose only.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) is closely monitoring the implementation of Emiratisation in the labour market, and has come across some unfortunate cases.
Some companies have been found to reduce salaries of Emirati job candidates given that Nafis would offer them several benefits, including salary top-up when they are hired, said Dr Abdulrahman Al Awar, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, in a statement on Saturday.
‘’Therefore, we reiterate that the Ministry will be firm in implementing the necessary procedures with any company that attempts to abuse Emiratisation-related policies and decisions, including Nafis’ benefits. MoHRE will address and deal with any such abuse in the right manner.''
‘’Some of these false and negative practices are considered as a clear violation of the Federal-Decree Law No. 33 of 2021 regarding Regulation of Labour Relations as it falls under discrimination between persons that would impact career opportunities in the labour market.''
Having said that, the minister calls on Emirati job seekers or those who are currently working in the private sector or community members at large to report any false practices pertaining to Emiratisation in the labour market through MoHRE’s call centre 600590000 to raise compliance with the relevant decisions, policies, laws and legislations.
Sheikh Mansour welcomed the meeting’s participants and thanked the Central Bank of the UAE for its efforts to support the banking sector’s financial stability.
According to the resolution, if the establishment undertakes fake Emiratisation related to Nafis’ initiatives and programmes, an administrative fine of no less than Dhs20,000 and not more than Dhs100,000 for each Emirati employee will be imposed.
The total number of private companies, which joined “Nafis” platform, has increased by 597 since early January, 2023 with 24 companies on daily basis, bringing the total number to 7,614 so far, comparing to 7,017 by end of 2022.
Companies with 50 or more employees are targeted to raise their Emiratisation rate by 2% of their overall skilled jobs. Fines for failure to achieve the Emiratisation target will come into force on Jan.1, 2023, as an Dhs72,000 annual contribution will be imposed for every UAE national not appointed.
The two women and one man who drowned are believed to have been part of a group of 41 people whose dinghy sank after hitting a reef near the island of Lesbos, a coastguard spokeswoman told the media.
A Palestinian security source, who was not authorised to speak to the media, said Ashqar was from the city's Askar refugee camp. Three people were arrested during the Israeli raid on the city, the source added.
Turkish and Syrian disaster response teams report more than 5,600 buildings have been flattened across several cities, including many multi-storey apartment blocks that were filled with sleeping residents when the first quake struck.