Manpower issues guidelines for those wishing to work in the UAE

The Ministry of Manpower has issued general guidelines for Egyptians wishing to work in the UAE, based on a report it received from the UAE Labor Office.

She explained that the state gives the worker all the rights guaranteed by the state and the Ministry of Labor in the UAE, provided that the presence and stay of the worker in the country is legitimate and legal and in accordance with the laws of the UAE, and that the violation of these laws by the worker makes him subject to legal action. penalties, as well as being vulnerable to others taking advantage of his situation in violation, which leads to the worker losing the rights granted to him by the state.

The Ministry’s report adds that the worker must be fully aware of all his rights stipulated by the employment contract he concluded with the sponsor, and regardless of whether it is a fixed-term or indefinite-term contract, the worker can receive a copy of it after signing. and keep it during work in the facility.

The report states that a worker should know the following before coming to the UAE:

(1) According to the UAE Labor Law, the employer is responsible for the payment of residence fees and expenses related to the employment of workers.

(2) The worker must review the work visa issued to him with the job offer and make sure that it includes the nature of the work, the responsibilities he will undertake, the salary offered and the benefits that the company will provide, and check that the offer corresponds in all details to the circumstances and the expected costs of life in the UAE.

(3) Ensure that the work visa and job offer are approved by the Labor Office of the Egyptian Embassy in the UAE.

(4) Carrying out comprehensive medical examinations before leaving Egypt, to ensure your health fitness and to avoid wasting time, effort and money as the UAE prohibits carriers of these diseases from working in the country, namely (AIDS – Hepatitis B – Tuberculosis – Leprosy) – syphilis).

The report added that when a worker arrives in the UAE, he must know that the employer must complete medical examination procedures for the worker and issue a work card and employment contract approved by the Ministry of Labor within 60 days of the worker’s entry date. country, and obtain a residence permit for the worker so that he can preserve his rights and avoid conflicts. Any legal responsibility lies with him, and he should inform the labor office at the embassy without hesitation so that the necessary measures can be taken to guarantee and protect his rights.

With regard to the rights of workers when taking up their duties in the company, you should know the following:

(1) Working hours are (8) hours a day. However, working hours in some activities such as commercial work, hotel work and security work are extended to (9) hours, interspersed with a break of at least an hour. the period of transportation of the worker between his workplace and to it from your actual working time.

(2) Working hours during the holy month of Ramadan are shortened by two hours for all workers registered with the Ministry of Labor in the country, to 6 hours a day instead of 8 hours.

(3) The employer is obliged to transfer the employee’s salary monthly through the salary protection system, and in the event that the institution is late in delivering the salary to the employee, he is obliged to quickly file a complaint with the Labor Office at the Embassy of Egypt to take the necessary measures to help him.

(4) Annual leave is calculated according to the provisions of the Labor Law or the employment contract concluded and registered with the Ministry of Labour. The employer has the right to determine the date of annual leave for the employee, as well as to divide it into two periods at most. The leave can be carried over to the next year.

(5) Before going on annual leave, the worker must make sure to submit it in writing and obtain its approval, and in order to avoid any legal procedures, the worker must start work immediately after the end of the annual leave, and if he wants to extend it, he must inform the employer about this and secure his written approval.

(6) A worker can take maternity leave with full salary for a duration of 45 days, including the period before and after childbirth, provided that the uninterrupted service with the employer is not shorter than one year.

(7) The worker has the right to an official holiday with full pay for one day on the holidays of the Hijri New Year, New Year, the Prophet’s birthday, Isra’ and Mi’raj and UAE National Day, while he has the right to an official holiday with full salary for two days during Mubarek Ramadan Bajram, and a three-day break and Kurban-Bajram, and in case the working conditions require the employment of the worker during this absence, the employer is obliged to compensate the worker for this with another annual vacation with a 50% salary increase , and if the employer does not compensate the employee for annual leave, he will be paid an increase of the basic salary in the amount of 150% for those days.

(8) If a worker suffers an injury at work or an occupational disease, he is obliged to ensure that the employer has reported the accident to the police department and the labor institute in order to prove the right to compensation for the damage caused by the injury.

In the same context, when the worker’s relationship with the company he works for ends, he should know the following:

“1” Upon the expiration of the employment contract or by the will of one of the parties (employee or employer) in the case of an indefinite-term contract, the party that wishes to cancel the contract is obliged to warn the other party 30 days before the termination of the relationship, and is also entitled to compensation for termination employment relationship in accordance with what is prescribed by the labor law.

(2) The worker is obliged to notify the labor office at the Embassy of Egypt on his own initiative in the event of a dispute between him and the employer regarding issues related to his work or his rights, or termination of the relationship between him and the employer. the employer for any reason, in order to take the necessary measures for a peaceful solution, and in the event that a solution is not possible. By agreement, the worker is guided and assisted in submitting a complaint to the Ministry of Labor for a peaceful solution. If an amicable solution is not possible, the case is referred to the judiciary to take the necessary actions.

“3” The worker must bear in mind that when he submits his complaint against the employer to the judiciary, he has no right to work for another institution except with the approval of the Ministry of Labor of the country.

“4” After the end of the relationship with the employer, the worker must not sign the termination document until he receives all his rights, and must immediately cancel his work and residence card and leave the country within 30 days or resolve his situation if he moves to work in another institution.

(5) The worker has the right not to show his identification documents to anyone who requests them except after checking his ability.

“6” The worker has the right not to be exposed to any behavior that humiliates or degrades his dignity or harms his body. The law gives him the right to complain and report (according to the circumstances) against anyone who commits this criminal offense against him.

(7) The worker has the right to speak in his own language and to have an interpreter present when testifying before the competent authorities.

(8) The worker has the right not to sign the statement he gives before the competent security and judicial authorities, except after reviewing it or reciting it to him in its entirety.

(9) The worker has the right to request the help of a lawyer who defends him according to the evaluation of the investigative authorities.

For information or instructions, you can contact the labor office at the Embassy of Egypt at: 00971506749294 and 0097128137027..or at the following e-mail address: [email protected]

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