MoL to study implementing ILO standards

ABU DHABI — The Ministry of Labour (MoL) is studying the new international standards recommended by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) last year to implement them in the country, Yousef Jaafar, Advisor on International Relations at the MoL, told Khaleej Times yesterday.

By Ahmed Abdul Aziz

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Published: Wed 7 Mar 2007, 8:48 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:53 AM

“The UAE signed the international labour convention last year. So we should implement these recommendations and regulations that would be added to the policies and programmes of each country that had ratified the convention,” said Jaafar.

The Report of the Committee of Experts 2007 that was issued by the ILO last year contains several guidelines on labourers’ rights, work environment and occupational health and safety.

“The MoL will prepare a report after the study and then Labour Minister Dr Ali bin Abdullah Al Kaabi will present the report to the Cabinet for ratification,” said Jaafar.

He added that by the end of this December, the ministry is expected to implement the new standards according to the grace period of 18 months given by the ILO to every country to apply these international standards.

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