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UAE considering standardised contract for domestic workers

The contract aims to provide guarantees for both parties to a contract and to set obligations for domestic help recruitment agencies.

The Higher Committee for Consumer Protection will consider standardising the recruitment contracts for domestic workers at its meeting later this month, Al Ittihad, the Arabic-language sister paper of the The National reported.

The contract, to be introduced for the first time in the UAE, was drafted by a joint committee of the ministries of health, interior, economy and labour in collaboration with departments of economic development.

The Ministry of Economy has prepared a field study on the domestic help sector after receiving consumer complaints about delays bringing workers into the country, issues with hiring agencies and losing money paid to those agencies.

The contract aims to provide guarantees for both parties to a contract and set obligations for domestic help recruitment agencies.

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