LSDA discusses with its partners developing labour accommodation standards, implementation mechanisms

LSDA discusses with its partners developing labour accommodation standards, implementation mechanisms

Published Date : May 09, 2023

The Labour Standards Development Authority in Sharjah discussed with the Municipality of Sharjah, in a meeting held at the authority's offices recently, means to develop the labour accommodation standards in the emirate, as part of its new projects after the issuance of the law reorganizing its objectives and specializations.

His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Director of the Labour Standards Development Authority, said on the sidelines of the meeting, "AS part of a series of projects, LSDA is seeking to achieve the goals and specializations entrusted to it to enhance the position of the Emirate of Sharjah as an attractive environment for work and workers."

He added, "His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah issued Law No. 1 of 2022 reorganizing the objectives and specializations of the Labour Standards Development Authority. The law entrusted LSDA with ensuring the availability of the necessary standards and requirements in labor accommodation in accordance with best practices and proposing legislation regulating the labour accommodations standards and the supervision, control, and inspection of the accommodations to ensure compliance with labour housing standards in coordination with LSDA partners. The Authority took the initiative to work with its partners to find out the current status of labour accommodations and the challenges and opportunities for improvement of the labour accommodations according to best practices.

Improving welfare and ensuring decent life for workers

The meeting, comprising relevant officials of LSDA and the municipality, reviewed the goals and outputs that LSDA aspires to achieve through its strategic directions in managing the labour accommodations file, including boosting the standards labour accommodations. The directions are based on identifying and analyzing the current situation of labour accommodations in terms of organizational and operational aspects, developing the standards labour accommodations, and the role of the government partners in this regard.