Statement by Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation on some private sector companies’ abuse of Nafis’ benefits

ABU DHABI, 26th November, 2022 (WAM) – The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) is closely monitoring the implementation of Emiratisation in the labour market, and has come across some unfortunate cases.

Some companies have been found to reduce salaries of Emirati job candidates given that Nafis would offer them several benefits, including salary top-up when they are hired, said Dr. Abdulrahman Al Awar, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, in a statement today.

‘’Therefore, we reiterate that the Ministry will be firm in implementing the necessary procedures with any company that attempts to abuse Emiratisation-related policies and decisions, including Nafis’ benefits. MoHRE will address and deal with any such abuse in the right manner.''

‘’Some of these false and negative practices are considered as a clear violation of the Federal-Decree Law No. 33 of 2021 regarding Regulation of Labour Relations as it falls under discrimination between persons that would impact career opportunities in the labour market.''

Having said that, the minister calls on Emirati job seekers or those who are currently working in the private sector or community members at large to report any false practices pertaining to Emiratisation in the labour market through MoHRE’s call centre 600590000 to raise compliance with the relevant decisions, policies, laws and legislations.