Thursday, May 29, 2014
The UAE is again leading by example in the region. A report by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs highlighted its proactive nature in addressing measures to protect its expatriate labour force.
Some of the documented woes of blue-collar workers, who repeatedly sought justice against misdemeanours committed by their employers — like being exposed to poor practices; withholding of travel documents; human trafficking and non-payment of wages — have been dealt with through reforms in legislation and instant execution of such changes.
Violators have felt the force of the law when cases have been transferred to the country’s courts. Suitable penalties have been imposed and these will act as a deterrent for those who flout the law. The bad news for those who indulge in corrupt practices is that the government will continue to adopt a strong stance against them.
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