he Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) has launched a “national program to support the stability of the labor market in the private sector” in order to ensure the continuity of business in the private sector in light of a nationwide series of preventive and precautionary measures to curb the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19).
The program prepared by the MOHRE in coordination with the National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority includes a package of measures to support employers and workers in the private sector, both citizens and expatriates. It integrates with the economic support packages provided by the country to reduce the impact and repercussions of the precautionary measures on the national economy.
The program also includes a set of precautionary measures aimed at protecting workers in the private sector from infection with the Coronavirus and in a manner that ensures continued performance of business in the private sector.
The Ministry announced support packages aimed at enhancing job stability of citizens working in various economic sectors, especially those most affected by economic repercussions and challenges imposed by the precautionary measures of the Coronavirus.
The Ministry also said that a special committee would be formed to look into complaints of citizens working in the private sector and monitor their conditions, in coordination and cooperation with the relevant federal and local government bodies.
In this context, the MOHRE issued a Decree No. 279 of 2020 regarding the stability of workers in the establishments of the private sector during the period of applying precautionary measures to curb the spread of the new Coronavirus (Covid-19).