DoT terminates staff as part of automation

AL AIN — The Department of Transport (DoT), Al Ain, is in the process of restructuring as part of its move towards automation. The aim is to provide better services.

By Anwar Ahmad And Asif Zaidi

Published: Sun 22 Aug 2010, 12:39 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 11:13 AM

As a result, DoT has had to lay-off some employees who will be provided three months’ salary and other benefits as per labour laws, officials from DoT assured.

The employess have been working for DoT hired through a service provider company, World Wide Workers-Emirates (WWWE), which has offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai “The move is to develop and restructure different sectors of the department for enhanced facilities and services to the public,” Saeed Mohammed Al Hameli, General Manager of the Bus section at DoT told Khaleej Times.

“As per labour laws, all employees will receive their end of service or cancellation entitlements. They will be given three months’ paid salary or grace period to find another job, ” said Al Hameli.

Tasks like cleaning buses and other maintenance work used to be done manually, but now DoT has brought in hi-tech machines for these purposes. “The department therefore needs to be restructured to provide better service,” Al Hameli said. “In fact, we aim to reduce the scope of supplier companies, and this is a normal procedure,” Al Hameli said.

The terminated employees are from ndia, Pakistan, Egypt, Philippines, Syria, Sudan, Palestine and Oman and WWWE handed over the termination letters to them. —

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