On Monday general provisions, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced that the working systems of the federal government and private sectors will be unified. Under the new Federal Decree Law no. 47 of 2021, limited contracts only will be applied in the UAE’s labour market.
The new provisions, approved by UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, are part of the UAE’s largest legislative reforms along with 40 new laws, the goal of which is to spearhead the country’s next five decades.
“His Excellency Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Awar, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, announced the details of Federal Decree-Law No. 47 of 2021 regarding the unified general rules for work in the UAE, from February 2, 2022, and its provisions apply to federal government employees and workers in the private sector,” – Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.
“Through unifying both sectors, we aspire to establish an integrated, sustainable and efficient work environment in the rapidly-changing post-pandemic world.”
Last month, the ministry announced the new UAE labour law with major reforms to increase the flexibility of the private sector in the post-pandemic world. The general provisions bring both the private and public sectors under the same regulations.
Employees across the country will also be protected under anti-discrimination provisions that prohibit employers from recruiting on the basis of race, colour, gender, religion, nationality, social origin, or disability.