Worker dies after jumping from burning Dubai tower block to escape flames

One worker died after jumping from the fifth floor of a 28-storey tower in Dubai after a fire broke out yesterday afternoon. Around 300 men were evacuated from the building that was under construction near Jumeirah Village Triangle.

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78% of UAE employees see productivity rising if offered flexible work options:

78% of UAE employees see productivity rising if offered flexible work options: survey
October 22
Seventy-eight percent of UAE employees would feel less stressed and more productive if they were given freedom and trust from organisations to work flexibly from outside the office, according to a survey conducted by YouGov ahead of the ongoing Gitex Technology Week.

 

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Health card, insurance mandatory to obtain UAE residence visa

 

Health card, insurance mandatory to obtain UAE residence visa
Sunday, October 06, 2013
A valid health card or valid health insurance is a prerequisite to obtain a residence visa in the UAE. The Ministry of Health confirmed that newcomers to the UAE are obliged to have a valid health card or a valid health insurance in order to get a residence visa, reported Al Ittihad newspaper.

 

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Emirates ID cards to replace labour cards from next year

 

Emirates ID cards to replace labour cards from next year
Abu Dhabi Oct 22 : As Emirates ID registration of all foreign workers in the country has been completed, work permits, better known as labour cards, will be scrapped and replaced by the Emirates ID in the first quarter of next year, said a senior Ministry of Labour official yesterday.

 

“The move is part of plans to fast-track four million transactions — one million applications for new work permits, another million for renewal of these permits,

 

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Low pay leading to high Dubai teacher turnover

 

Low pay leading to high Dubai teacher turnover

 

October 03, 2013
Teachers need to be rewarded for their hard work, and ignoring this will negatively impact the functioning of a school, Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has acknowledged in a new report. “Casual recruitment, low salaries and poor working conditions tend to be key factors when staff leaves schools,” reads the annual report card for Dubai schools.

 

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