KHALEEJ TIMES, Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 | Jamada
Al-Aakhirah 11, 1443
New reforms for workers' rights approved
One of the first decisions of the meeting was to give ministries greater
power to put plans in place themselves without lengthy approval processes. The
meeting also approved the executive regulations of the Federal Decree-Law on
Regulation of Labour Relations.
The regulations comprise detailed rules, provisions, and procedures to
facilitate the implementation of the law.
Sheikh Mohammed said, "Today I chaired the first Cabinet meeting in the new year
and the 'New 50'. A good start on a blessed Friday, our first decision is to
fully apply the new approach for the federal government work during the coming
phase to achieve more effective transformational projects and enhance our
The Dubai Ruler, said, "The new government approach will start shortly with
several changes, including granting ministries greater powers and more financial
flexibility based on the Principles of the 50' and national priorities approved
by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, for
the Next 50 years".
The meeting was attended by Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,
Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance; Lt.
General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of
the Interior, and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Presidential Affairs.
New UAE Sports Law approved
"We approved during the Cabinet meeting the UAE Sports Law to regulate the
sector including sports councils, federations, Olympic committees, among others,
aiming to enhance the UAE's presence in all sports events at the regional and
global levels," said Sheikh Mohammed.
The Cabinet meeting also approved the executive regulations of the labour
relations law to ensure rights protection, raise the workforce's efficiency, and
organise new forms of work, including part-time work, temporary work, flexible
work, and golden visa holders.
"The UAE new laws offer 12 types of working permits, aiming at strengthening the
business environment," said Sheikh Mohammed.
The Cabinet of Ministers also approved the executive regulations of the
protection of industrial property rights law.
"The law will ensure accelerating patenting and preserving rights. The diversity
of our economy requires a flexible and comprehensive legislative infrastructure.
We are ready for the changes of the coming economic phase," said the Dubai
The UAE Cabinet also approved a digital procurement policy for the federal
government, a new committee for smart learning in UAE schools, and 13 agreements
to encourage investment and avoid double taxation.
"We also agreed on the UAE joining the Leaders' Pledge for Nature, under the UN
Climate Change Agreement," said Sheikh Mohammed.