The UAE and the People's Republic of Bangladesh signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday on auxiliary employment, in the presence of His Excellency Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation.
The memorandum was signed by Saif Ahmed Al Suwaidi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation for Human Resources Affairs, and Numita Haldar NDC, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Expatriates Affairs and Employment Abroad, at the Ministry's office in Dubai.
His Excellency Nasser Bin Thani Al Hamli praised the cooperation between the two friendly governments of the two countries in many fields, including enhancing cooperation to recruit and employ qualified auxiliary workers from Bangladesh to the UAE in accordance with the legislation and laws in force in both countries.
His Excellency clarified that the signing of the memo comes within the framework of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation's keenness to open multiple markets for families and employers in the country and to provide several options for bringing in assistive workers to meet their needs and achieve their aspirations.
The two parties agreed, according to the memo, to ensure that entry and employment of Bangladeshi auxiliary workers in the Emirates and the protection of their rights in accordance with the laws, procedures, guidelines and regulations in force in the country, in addition to ensuring that the process of recruitment and previous procedures for the movement of workers to employment in the country are in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, procedures and guidelines In the Republic of Bangladesh and ensuring that workers who are sent to work in the country enjoy the requisite qualifications and that they are physically and mentally qualified to perform the work for which they were recruited.
The memorandum specified the measures for recruitment and employment of Bangladeshi workers so that only the "management" centers of registered and licensed private recruitment offices in the UAE are allowed to submit requests for recruitment of this auxiliary employment provided by employers in the country for their employment, and only private registered employment agencies licensed in Bangladesh are allowed to provide names and data of employment Candidate assistance available and approved vacancies.
The two parties also agreed to cooperate to draw up a list outlining all costs related to the recruitment and employment of Bangladeshi auxiliary workers and constantly updating them.
The memorandum stipulated that the employer in the Emirates is either a “Tadbir” service center that recruits and concludes a contract with the auxiliary worker and operates it temporarily for a third party or the head of the family is in the state party who enters into a contractual relationship with an auxiliary worker hired through the “tadbir” center In accordance with the procedures of the center, where the employment of the assistant worker is subject to the standard auxiliary employment contract approved in the country.
It stipulated that the recruitment office in the country shall send a job offer to the nominated worker in Bangladesh that includes all the conditions of the labor contract as stipulated in the regulations, in order to verify his acceptance of the work conditions in a manner that guarantees approval by the worker who, upon arrival in the country, signs the work contract And also his signature by the business owner.
The memorandum stressed the necessity that the conditions of employment of Bangladeshi workers in the labor contract include job specifications, remuneration and additional benefits not included in the wages, food, housing and transportation when necessary at a time when the periodic payment of wages is subject to what is stipulated in the labor contract and that the wages are protected from the wage protection system.
Auxiliary employment includes several professions: "Employee, sailor, guard, shepherd, politician, falconer, worker, housekeeper, cook, nanny, farmer, gardener, special trainer, special nurse, special teacher, special delegate, private agricultural engineer, and private driver."