The Sharjah Consultative Council (SCC) has approved a draft law reorganizing the Labour Standards Development Authority in the Emirate of Sharjah(LSDA), after making a number of modifications. The approval took place at SCC’s third ordinary session of the tenth legislative term held on April 16, 2022, at its headquarters in the city of Sharjah, and chaired by His Excellency Ali Mehad Al Suwaidi, Chairman of the Council.
The session was attended by His Excellency Salem Yousef Al Qaseer, Chairman of the Labour Standards Development Authority in Sharjah, Sheikh Mohammed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Director of the Authority, Humaid bin Dimas, LSDA Labour Adviser, Issa bin Handal, Director of the Legal Department of the Government of Sharjah, and Sultan Humaid Al Jarwan, Legal Researcher at the Legal Department of the Government of Sharjah.
His Excellency Salem Youssef Al Qaseer stressed the importance of the draft law as it grants the authority the legal personality and full capacity necessary to carry out all its duties towards achieving its goal in ensuring a distinct and attractive work environment for workers and employers. LSDA is promoting decent work and basic rights for workers in the Emirate of Sharjah, he said.
Al Qaseer valued the support of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and the direct and continuous follow-up by His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Sharjah.
The SCC members discussed the provisions of the law, its objectives, scope, management system, organizational structure, financial resources, judicial control, final provisions, and articles of the draft law related to the parties to implement it in terms of labour relations and qualifying workers. They also discussed LSDA’s competence to propose general standards for technical and relevant labour training, the legislations, and regulations related to labour standards and labour accommodations in order to integrate the efforts to provide a high standard labour environment in the Emirate of Sharjah.
The Council then approved the draft law on reorganizing the Labour Standards Development Authority in the Emirate of Sharjah.