UAE Launches Bonus Scheme For COVID-19 Frontline Workers

BY Aisha Rauf / Jun 15 2020 / 08:00 AM

All vital sector workers will receive compensation for their bravery and efforts during these tough times

UAE Launches Bonus Scheme For COVID-19 Frontline Workers

One of the few positives that have come to light amidst the global pandemic is the newly founded appreciation for healthcare workers. As a result, the UAE is launching a bonus scheme for all vital sector workers.

According to Arabian Business, the system will consist of means of distribution and a specific set of criteria for essential staff to be compensated for their work in times of crisis.

Employees at the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention have been on the frontline of the country’s fight against COVID-19 and, consequently, these workers will be the first to receive compensation.

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ترأست اليوم اجتماعاً لمجلس الوزراء أقررنا خلاله تطوير حوكمة مجالس الإدارة على المستوى الاتحادي ..ترسيخاً للشفافية ..ودرءاً لتعارض مصالح أعضاء مجلس الإدارة مع نشاط الشركة أو تعدد عضويتهم في شركات أخرى .. وتعزيزاً لآليات الرقابة والتنظيم. كما أقررنا اليوم إنشاء "شركة الاتحاد للمدفوعات الرقمية" .. مؤسسة وطنية هدفها تقديم خدمات الدفع الرقمية لكافة قطاعاتنا في الدولة بشكل آمن .. وسريع .. ومضمون .. اقتصادنا الرقمي الوطني في تطور .. ومؤسساتنا تواكب .. وأقررنا اليوم نظاماً ومعايير لتحديد صرف المكافآت للعاملين في الوظائف الحيوية خلال الأوقات الطارئة .. التقدير واجب لكل من ساهم وشارك في تحمل الأعباء معنا خلال الأزمة ... ونقول للجميع القادم دائماً أفضل في دولة الإمارات ..

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“It is our duty to appreciate everyone who contributed and participated in bearing the burdens with us during the crisis. We say to everyone that the best is always to come in the Emirates," HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said.

He also mentioned that the UAE government 'team' is constantly striving to better serve Emiratis and residents alike.

“We continuously improve the services [and] development innovative decisions. Our goal is to build a bright future for our young generations,” he added.

Lead image courtesy of Unsplash/Valentin Pinisoara

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