IMO delegation studies labour reforms

ABU DHABI — A delegation of the International Migration Organisation (IMO) visited the Ministry of Labour (MoL) to acquaint itself with the recent measures taken by the government in the UAE to improve the lot of labourers, according to a source at the ministry.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Tue 8 May 2007, 8:41 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:21 AM

The Director-General of IMO, Brinson McNally, arrived early this week. "McNally will visit labour camps at different places in addition to some locations of oil companies at Das Island," the source said.

During the visit McNally will meet a number of the senior officials to discuss the issues pertaining to the term 'temporary labourers' mentioned by the Minister of Labour, Dr Ali bin Abdullah Al Kaabi in July 2006 at the meetings of the Economic and Social Council, to stress that the expatriate workforce in the UAE is of temporary nature and cannot be called immigrants.

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