Migrants to change jobs after 3 years in UAE

After completion of three years in UAE, migrants will be allowed to change their employers, said its human resources and Emiratization minister Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash.

After a bilateral meeting, Bangladesh expatriates' welfare and overseas employment minister Nurul Islam said foreign workers including Bangladeshis would get equal privileges from decrees issued by the UAE government

Nurul Islam who is visiting the UAE requested his counterpart to recruit more skilled migrants from Bangladesh.

He also invited the UAE human resources and Emiratization minister Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash to visit Bangladesh, according to a press release of the expatriates' welfare and overseas employment ministry on Tuesday.

The United Arab Emirates, which has recruited over 23 lakh workers from Bangladesh since 1976 of whom 1.23 lakh are female workers, has virtually stopped recruiting workers from Bangladesh since 2013.

A high level government delegation, led by expatriates welfare and overseas employment minister left Dhaka for Abu Dhabi Monday to woo UAE government to reopen the labour market for Bangladeshi workers in the UAE, said officials.

During the official visit, Nurul Islam BSc was scheduled to have bilateral meetings with UAE’s deputy prime minister and interior minister Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and human resources and emiratisation minister Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash.

The official delegation was comprised of, among others, EWOE ministry’s secretary Begum Shamsun Nahar, joint secretary Mizanur Rahman and joint secretary also PS of minister Md Mohsin Chowdhury. The delegation is expected to return home on May 21.

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