UAE Ministry of Labour issues over 233,190 labour contracts in January, 75% are of unlimited duration

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The Ministry of Labour has reviewed over 250,000 job offers submitted by private sector companies since the beginning of this year, and has issued 233,000 labour contracts, out of which 75 percent are of unlimited duration. The Assistant Under-Secretary for Labour Affairs was quoted saying that the number of job offers confirms the clarity and ease of a working relationship between employers and employees in accordance with the new Decrees issued, that which aims to establish a balanced productive employment relationship between both sides, in order to safeguard rights. He added that employees must look into job offers in their preferred language before signing such offers or employment contracts to achieve a healthy employment relationship between the two parties. The Under-Secretary stated that the ministry of labour had ratified a total of 233,190 new and renewed employment contracts during January, out of which 75 percent were of unlimited duration. The increase in unlimited duration contracts numers indicates that employers have chosen that type of term in the contract in accordance with the new Decrees, which is contrary to the prevailing practices in the labour market previously, as limited duration contracts were the most commonly used by employers back then.

UAE Ministry of Labour issues over 233,190 labour contracts in January, 75% are of unlimited duration was last modified: March 14th, 2016 by Tony Maalouli