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emirates id card to replace labor card

Emirates ID Card to replace Labor Card soon

It is now reported that the Emirates ID Card will soon replace the Labor Card – the expected date for this is somewhere in June 2012. Saqr Gobash Saeed Gobash, Minister of Labour, has said that the decision would be implemented as soon as the Emirates National Identity Authority (Eida) was sure that all expatriates […]

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60 percent of 3.8 million expats working in UAE have no qualifications

60 percent of 3.8 million expats working in UAE have no qualifications

Saqr Gobash, the Minister of Labour, has recently stated that the number of foreign workers in the UAE stood at 3.8 million in 2010. Out of the total only 266,000 had University education while 2 million have no qualifications whatsoever. The expat-dominated UAE population was estimated to have grown to around 8.2 million by the […]

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Private Sector asked to create 20,000 jobs for the Emiratis

Private sector of UAE, already struggling with global recession and downturn, has been asked to create at least 20,000 jobs a year to cater for the jobless Emiratis. According to Saqr Gobash, Minister of Labour, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Development and Employment Authority of National Human Resources (Tanmia), there are at […]

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Labor fees restructured for private companies

Labor fees restructured for private companies

As part of restructuring the Labor Laws in UAE, the Ministry of Labor has announced a set of parameters classifying private companies into categories besides setting up a fee structure for processing labor permits and related services. According to the news report, Minister of Labor Saqr Ghobash has classified the companies on the basis of: […]

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New Work Permit Rules in UAE: Good or Bad?

New Work Permit Rules in UAE: Good or Bad?

According to Cabinet resolution No 25 of 2010 issued by Saqr Gobash, the Minister of Labor, laws related to Work Permit, Labor Card and Residence Visa have been modified, with effect from January 01, 2011. Once operational, the new rules will replace the current formalities of transfer of sponsorship for expatriate workers. – An employee […]

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UAE Residence Visas to be reduced to 2 years from January 2011

In an attempt to further cripple the companies operating in UAE, it is announced that residence visas / labor cards will be reduced to 2 years from January 2011. Currently the visas have to renewed every 3 years. The new regulations would bring all private sector workers in line with drivers and domestic helpers, who […]

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