Taqdeer Award is an outstanding initiative to encourage employers to improve their employment practices and the award can well be a model for countries in the area to enhance their labour welfare steps, said asenior official from the International Labour Organisation.
Dr. Ruba Jaradat, International Labour Organization (ILO) Regional Director for Arab States, stated: “We encourage stakeholders in other countries to do the same and execute similar programs as a reward to companies to supply much better working conditions and promote workers welfare.”.
Introduced under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, Taqdeer Award is the world’s very first points-based award programme for acknowledging excellence in labour welfare practices and looks for to promote international finest practices in labour welfare and will also contribute in raising awareness amongst workers about their rights.
Appreciatiing the initiative, Dr Ruba said it is positive step that reflects the spirit of corporate social responsibility and due diligence by employers, which the ILO promotes. “Offering incentives for labour welfare practices will assist raise requirements in the construction sector in Dubai and benefit employees. The award is a reflection of Dubai’s and the UAE’s serious efforts in this area for the advantage of all workers,” she said.
Dr Ruba said the Taqdeer Award is a huge step in the direction of boosting empower employee relations.
The award has actually been launched in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE’s Vice President Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to guarantee the happiness and welfare of the people of Dubai no matter religious beliefs or nationality and realise Dubai’s vision of becoming one of the world’s finest places to work and live.
Companies in the construction sector associated with civil, electrical and mechanical work that have actually been running for a minimum of 2 years and have actually performed a minimum of two projects in the last 2 years are eligible for applying to the Taqdeer Award. In the first year of the Award, only companies involved in the construction of buildings, roads, bridges, tunnels, plumbing installation and power generation plants are eligible for applying.
The companies can participate in the Award by submitting a detailed submission file, which will be thoroughly examined by a Judging Committee. The companies will be granted the ratings from one star to five stars.
Winners of 5 and 4-star scores will get a certificate, enjoy concern in federal government tasks, and will be honoured at an award event to be held next year. These top scores will give companies a competitive advantage in bidding for worldwide contracts.
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