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Dubai Trains Expats On Law And Rights

An institute designed to educate expat employees in the emirate of the country’s laws and informing them of their rights and duties was launched recently, reports Gulf News.

The Workforce Training Institute is currently in its preliminary stage of training Dubai’s blue collar workers, but by 2018, it is set to train expat employees across all sectors in the emirate.

Major General Obaid Muhair Bin Surour, Chairman of the Permanent Committee for Labour Affairs said that The Workforce Training Institute is one of the most important initiatives. “Our aim was to create an institute to train all employees in the emirate of their rights and duties, while educating them of the country’s laws,” he said, adding that the initiative has been divided into three phases.

“Phase 1, which has already begun, is a preliminary stage to train workers in Dubai. The second phase, which is set to start in 2017, targets workers in the building and construction sector. The third phase, which will be compulsory, will be launched in 2018 and includes training of all employees in the emirate.”

Courses at the institute will be divided into three main subjects, all taught in a number of languages. One course will deal with defining the labour law, and explaining the unified contract and its terms and conditions. Another will deal with elaborating on the culture of the country and its social behaviour. The third will deal with occupational health and safety.