Abu Dhabi: Labour cases in Abu Dhabi have dropped by 40 percent during 2022 compared to the same period in 2021. The reduction is analysed as a result of the exerted awareness efforts, which contributed to strengthening the legal culture of workers and companies and introducing them to their rights and the responses guaranteed by the Labour Law in the UAE.
Counsellor Youssef Saeed Al Abri, Undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, attributed this qualitative achievement to the companies and individuals increased awareness of laws in force in the state and the successful campaigns of awareness carried out by the department in cooperation with strategic partners.
Mr. Al Abri pointed out that the progress of legal procedures in labour cases and the manner in which disputes are addressed in the labour court contributed towards enhancing economic stability institutionally and individually, in accordance with the ADJD strategic plan and the emirate’s vision as an attractive destination for foreign investment and business.
Furthermore, the awareness campaigns have helped the department reach a great deal of customers by visiting their locations and providing them with translations in up to 5 languages, including Arabic, English, Urdu, Pashto, and Bengali, to make them aware of the important legal articles that guarantee their rights in the state.
During the past year, several campaigns were directed at labour camps with the intention of making labourers familiar with their obligations stated in the new labour law. The campaigns also stressed the need to comply with occupational safety and health instructions, to preserve production means and tools, not to possess work-related papers or electronic documents for personal interests, to adhere to good conduct, not to disclose secrets, to maintain the work, to diligently develop functional and professional skills, and to raise performance level.