Abu Dhabi: Federal National Council (FNC) member, Hamad Al Rahoumi from Dubai, argued that instead of encouraging Emiratisation, Emirates Post Group is pushing Emirati employees to quit the group.

During an FNC session held in Abu Dhabi yesterday, Al Rahoumi raised questions about the poor emiratisation record, as well as resignation of a number of Emirati employees to be replaced by expats at the group.

“Emirati workforce in the Emirates Post Group has been decreasing since 2015, while the number of expatriates is increasing,” Al Rahoumi argued.

In a letter to the House, the Emirates Post Group maintained that Emiratis accounted for 40 per cent of the total jobs. “Our target is to reach 47 per cent,” the group said.

“The overall level of Emiratisation at Emirates Post Group will be raised further in tune with the policies of the UAE government and as part of the corporation’s commitment to provide employment to Emiratis,” the group said.

The group added it believes in enhancing the skills of citizens as well as providing them with opportunities to find jobs matching their qualifications and aptitude. “Emirates Post has devised intensive training programmes to induct young citizens into the group,” the group said. “These programmes help young recruits to understand the functioning of the organisation and identify their areas of interest. We will continue to enrich these programmes to enable more UAE nationals to join the workforce and contribute to the growth of the group.”

Emirates Post is looking for recruitment of UAE nationals at various levels in the different departments and sections. The types of openings are being explained at the career fair at the Emirates Post stand.

“Emirates Post is one of the Federal corporations that have taken the Emiratisation issue seriously to fulfil the national policy of prioritising the task of finding suitable employment for qualified nationals,