UAE mobile court makes employer pay workers' salaries on the spot

Ismail Sebugwaawo /Abu Dhabi Filed on July 1, 2019
UAE mobile court makes employer pay workers salaries on the spot

The team ensured that all the workers' pending salaries were paid.

Judicial authorities in Abu Dhabi have resolved a dispute between a number of workers and their employer which had resulted from the delay in paying their salaries.

Using the mobile bus court, a special team from the Abu Dhabi Labour Court and other officials went to the workers' accommodation and managed to settle the dispute "very quickly". The team ensured that all the workers' pending salaries were paid on the spot. Authorities did not reveal the number of workers involved in the dispute.

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Meanwhile, the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) said on Monday that it has conducted awareness campaigns targeting 22,000 labourers at the Workers Village in the Musaffah area.

The campaign is aimed at teaching workers about the UAE laws and their legitimate rights at work so that they are not cheated or mistreated by their employers. The educational lectures were presented in Arabic, English and Urdu, and provided an elaborative explanation on the provisions of the UAE labour law.

The awareness campaign is intended to provide legal knowledge to 250,000 workers across Abu Dhabi as part of the Year of Tolerance 2019.

Ahmed Al Marzouqi, director of internal operations and support sector and chairman of the labour awareness committee at the ADJD, said the campaign involves weekly visits to labour sites.

"During the campaigns, workers at various labour accommodations are being educated about the importance of abiding by the law, their rights around annual leaves, getting salaries on time, how to file complaints against their employers, end of service benefits and how to calculate it, among others. Officials also answer all questions and queries from workers," said Al Mazrouqi.


Ismail Sebugwaawo

A professional journalist originating from Kampala, Uganda, Ismail is a happy father with strong attachment to family and great values for humanity. He has practiced journalism in UAE for the past 13 years, covering the country's parliament (FNC) and crimes, including Abu Dhabi Police, public prosecution and courts. He also reports about important issues in education, public health and the environment, with a keen interest in human interest stories. When out of reporting duties, he serves the Ugandan community in Abu Dhabi as he wants to see his countrymen happy. Exercising and reading are part of his free time.

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