UAE: Labour court orders payment of AED40 million dues to 2,794 workers


A total of AED40 million payment of financial dues for 2,794 former workers of four companies in the UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi has been ordered by the Labour Court, taking prompt legal measures to end the disputes.

In accordance with the decisions issued in favour of the workers, the court moved directly to the workers’ place of residence onboard the Mobile Court, to facilitate the hand over their financial entitlements.

The Abu Dhabi Labour Court affirmed that the speedy settlement of cases and the handing over of dues to the claimants for the sake of an accomplished justice is one of the main objectives of Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD), in line with the vision of HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Judicial Department.

The Abu Dhabi Labour Court pointed out that it has adopted a clear mechanism to deal with collective disputes and settle the same in record time, by facilitating and expediting the registration of the claims, hearing the cases and delivering judgments with the entitlements of each worker separately with expedited enforcement.

A Court order was also issued to maintain the workers at their place of residence and prevent their evacuation until they receive their entire entitlements, as well as to take the necessary steps to transfer the residence of the workers who so desire to other companies, in coordination with the relevant authorities.

The Labour Court explained that the mechanism adopted enables all parties to obtain their rights as guaranteed by law, as part of the UAE’s commitment to safeguarding workers’ rights and providing them with the necessary protection under the rule of law, through an advanced judicial system that plays an important role with its partners in maintaining the security and stability of society. (Source: WAM)