Abu Dhabi: The UAE and Bangladesh today (Wednesday) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on recruiting Bangladeshi domestic workers in the UAE.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Nasser Bin Thani Juma Al Hameli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, by Saif Ahmad Al Suwaidi, undersecretary at the ministry, and Nomita Haldar NDC, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Expatriate Affairs.
Al Hameli praised the cooperation between the governments of the two countries in various fields.
"The signing of the MoU comes within the ministry’s keenness to open up different markets to families and employers in the country and to provide several options for the recruitment of domestic workers to meet their needs and achieve their aspirations," he said.
The two countries agreed to ensure the entry and employment of Bangladeshi domestic workers in the UAE and help protect their rights according to the laws and regulations in the UAE.
A per the agreement, workers should have the required qualifications and must be physically and mentally fit to perform the job for which they are recruited.
The agreement defines that Tadbeer centers are the only authorised centres to bring and recruit workers. Tadbeer will soon start providing their service to recruit workers in different sectors. According to the agreement, recruitment offices in the UAE will send a job offer to candidates in Bangladesh, including all the terms of employment.
Both the countries agreed to cooperate to make a list of all the costs related to recruitment and employment of Bangladeshi workers, as well as spread awareness among them about hiring guidelines before and after their arrival to the UAE.