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Posted On: 16 February 2022 10:10 pm
Updated On: 17 February 2022 02:02 pm

Ministry of Labor closes and cancels licenses of recruitment offices

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The Ministry of Labor announced on Wednesday, 16 February 2022, the closure of 11 labor recruitment offices, and the withdrawal of license of one recruitment office, for violating the provisions of the law, as part of the efforts of the Ministry to follow up and continuously monitor these offices, and to ensure the implementation of the decisions issued to preserve the rights of employers of domestic workers.

The closure decision included the following recruitment offices: Starch, Anand, Sunrise, Dubai, Frame, Al Adam, Absher, Al Methaq, Resala, Altaaon, and Althabat. In accordance with the decision, the closed offices may not engage in the activity of recruiting labor or concluding contracts with employers.

Meanwhile, the Ministry revoked the license of Colombo office and referred it to the security authorities due to practicing another business in the office, which are cleaning and hospitality activities, in addition to the exploitation of workers who entered the country on visit and family visas by making them work without a work permit.

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The Ministry of Labor began last week implementing inspection campaigns of recruitment offices to monitor their commitment to implementing the decision to extend the probation period for domestic workers from three months to nine months, and the decision setting the maximum prices for the recruitment of domestic workers.

The Ministry stated that the inspection teams made sure that the new forms of employment contracts for domestic workers were used, in addition to making sure that the recruitment prices were adhered to according to the decision to set the maximum prices for the recruitment of domestic workers.

The Ministry of Labor has allocated direct means of communication to receive complaints from the public, including a hotline at the number 40288101, and the e-mail [email protected]. It also urged all citizens and residents to report any abuses or violations by the recruitment offices.

Source: QNA
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