The minimum wage for Pakistani blue-collar workers in the UAE has been fixed at 800 dirhams (Rs30,340) per month in addition to accommodation and health insurance.
“We are thankful to the UAE government for accepting our request to fix minimum wages as it will help end exploitation of blue-collar workers by some employers,” Moazzam Ahmad Khan, Pakistan’s ambassador to the UAE, said at a community gathering at the consulate in Dubai, reported Gulf News. Khan hosted the event for National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser during his visit to the UAE on Wednesday.
He said that the wage rule has already been put in place. The government, he added, is also talking to other Gulf countries to implement a similar system. The ambassador said he has also requested the Pakistani government to help open more community schools in the UAE.
“We have seven Pakistani schools in the UAE, but we need at least 14 to meet the demand from the increasing number of students,” he said, urging the community to contribute to the effort.