Role of inspectors crucial to combat illegals

ABU DHABI —The inspection teams of the Ministry of Labour (MoL) should do their best to combat the illegal workers phenomenon in the country, Yousef Jaafar, labour affairs and international relations expert at the MoL, has said.

By Ahmed Abdul Aziz

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Published: Thu 20 Sep 2007, 8:40 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:12 AM

Speaking to Khaleej Times, Jaafar said the results of the amnesty offer of the government had been very good, with some 278,715 illegals benefiting from it by either legalising their status or leaving the country without paying any fines.

“In our bid to streamline the labour market, we have to ensure that no company hires illegal workers,” said Jaafar.

He added that the MoL inspectors should not only inspect the companies but also raise awareness among workers and employers on the matter.

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