Dubai – Mubasher: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), A DP World-owned company, has concluded an agreement with Dubai Insurance Company (DIC) to roll out the Workforce Protection Programme that will benefit companies based in the zone, National Industries Park (NIP)and Dubai Auto Zone (DAZ).
The new programme comes in line with the goals set by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to improve workers’ rights, advancing to make the emirate the world’s best city to live and work, according to a press release on Wednesday.
Under the programme, thousands of employees will be offered better protection, such as in the cases of a wage default by employers, in comparison to what was previously available under the previous bank guarantee system.
The coverage will apply on all existing Jafza sponsored employees upon visa renewal and will apply by default on new workers once receiving work visas.
“Our people are our greatest assets, and we are committed to providing them with a fair work environment that ensures they receive all the rights, privileges, and protections that should be afforded to them as core contributors to the nation’s economy,” said CEO and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region and CEO of Jafza, Mohammed Al Muallem.
“We are delighted to partner with Jafza to launch the unique insurance protection programme for the employees who are the centre point of the world-renowned free zone. We are honoured to be able to assist Jafza in our capacity as insurers to achieve their goals,” CEO of DIC, Abdellatif Abuqurah, noted.