UAE, IOM agree to conduct study on Labour Recruitment Industry
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the International Organisation for Migration have recently signed an agreement to conduct a field study about the Labour Recruitment Industry as per the framework of the Abu Dhabi dialogue, to develop an understanding of fundamental challenges facing labour sending/receiving countries.
Upon agreement, the study will target Labour Recruitment Industry between UAE, Kerala (India) and Nepal for one year.
The agreement was signed by Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Labour, and William Lacy Swing, Director General of the IOM at the Ministry’s HQ in Dubai in the presence of Dr. Omar Al-Nuaimi, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Policy and Strategy sector.
Ghobash said, “The signing of the agreement comes from the keenness of the UAE to continue their active role in developing procedures with regards to receiving temporary contractual labourers to come and serve in different sectors, while providing them with proper protection.
“Under the agreements of the Abu Dhabi Dialogue, mechanisms are being developed between participating countries alongside relevant labour international organizations to exchange new ideas and experiences on best practices that will support and strengthen bilateral and regional cooperation efforts and partnerships.”
A press statement said: “The study which is conducted between the UAE, India, and Nepal will culminate in a report that provides a comprehensive analysis of the international labour recruitment industry’s structural features and the inter-relations between its various stakeholders from prospective workers, to sub-agents, to agents, to recruiters, to employers.
“The study will also develop a set of recommendations to address the structural flaws within the industry.”