The Workers’ Appreciation Award honors 130 companies and workers in its fifth session

Dubai – Wam

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the “Taqdeer” Labor Award honored the winners in its fifth session today, 36 companies and 94 distinguished workers who work in great work. economic sectors in Dubai, during the ceremony organized by the award to honor the companies. And the distinguished workers who won the award in its fifth session for the year 2022. The honor was attended by Abdullah Muhammad Al Basti, Secretary General of the Executive Management Council of the Emirate of Dubai, Lieutenant General Muhammad Ahmed Al Marri, Director General of the General Department of Residency and Foreign Affairs in Dubai, and Abdullah Ali bin Zayed Al Falasi, Director General of the Human Resources Department of the Government of Dubai. a number of chief executives in the Dubai government, members of the diplomatic corps, in addition to representatives of the winning companies and their distinguished workers.

Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Awar, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, praised the award, which plays an important role in raising the awareness of companies and their employees of the need to comply with labor market legislation and to bring both parties to the employment relationship to motivate. to fulfill their legally stipulated obligations in a balanced manner, while at the same time appreciating the efforts of those in charge of the award.

Al-Awar highlighted the keenness of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation to support national initiatives aimed at improving the work culture in the UAE, to continuously improve the attractiveness of the business environment in the country, and to attracting national and international competences and expertise to the labor market, which is considered a main engine in the country’s development process.

In his speech at the ceremony, Major General Obaid Muhair bin Suroor, Deputy Director General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs in Dubai and Chairman of the award, expressed his deepest thanks and gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Already directed. Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Patron of the Award, for his support for the award and instructing the work team to do everything to achieve its lofty goals.

Bin Suroor emphasized that the award is a qualitative addition to the improvement of the quality of life and work in Dubai, and that it receives wide attention in appreciation of its contribution to motivating companies and workers in Dubai to make more efforts in order to establish standards to be. followed in the field of worker care, improving productivity, job loyalty, quality of projects and speed of implementation. .

The head of the award revealed that the number of companies winning the award in the 5-star category has increased by 100% as the number has increased to 8 companies in the current session instead of 4 companies in the previous session, in a clear indication of the permanent upgrading by companies by improving the levels of services and facilities they provide for its workers.

Bin Surour pointed out that the award recorded unprecedented achievements in its fifth session, especially increasing the number of its strategic partnerships to 11 partnerships with different government agencies compared to 5 partnerships in the past, increasing the number of incentives to 60 government incentives provided. to awarded companies in the 4- and 5-star categories. And the increase in the number of blue-collar workers who took advantage of the discount card, the first of its kind in the world, to 160,000 workers at the moment, compared to 40,000 workers in the previous session. Partnerships are also established with national universities and hospitals to support the categories of distinguished workers and their children. And the launch of the “I Found Myself” initiative, which is the first documentation of its kind in the world, to shed light on the efforts of distinguished workers and how Dubai and its stimulating investment climate contributed to their transformation from ordinary workers transform into project owners and managers.- Improvements.

Bin Suroor added: The award has seen several improvements, in particular the companies developing their approved policies in accordance with the award criteria, and the modification of their organizational structures to the creation of a new function (innovation department) and the introduction of a number of innovative programs and services in response to the comments of the grant evaluators and their reports that they give to companies at the end of the grant and the addition of a policy The open door to its policies and the introduction of institutional systems to identify the levels of satisfaction of workers.

The head of the award said: We look forward to the widest response by companies with the award in the future to establish unprecedented levels of cooperation between the two sides of the production equation, which are employers and workers, to consolidate the values ​​​of our society, which includes more than 200 nationalities, all of whom have contributed to writing the story of excellence and excellence that Dubai is witnessing. And to achieve its vision of becoming the best city to live and work in the world.

Bin Suroor expressed his appreciation to the winning companies and workers and to the award management for their good efforts to make this initiative a success, which is the first of its kind globally, and called on the task force to move forward to to do everything that would achieve the grant’s vision, goals and future aspirations.

Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Awar, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and His Excellency Major General Obaid bin Suroor, chairman of the award, honored the distinguished companies and workers who won the award and wished them further success on the path of leadership and excellence under the wise leadership that guaranteed workers’ rights and provided them with a safe working environment.

The award established strategic partnerships with 11 government agencies: Dubai Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dubai Municipality, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, Dubai Health Authority, Community Development Authority, Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority, Dubai Customs, and Dubai Chamber. The Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, the Civil Defense Corporation in Dubai, and the Dubai Media Corporation. The private sector in Dubai contributes to the support of the award in its fifth session for the year 2022, and the list of supporters includes: the “Nia Limited” company, the “Al Shomoukh” group as a diamond sponsor, and the “Mansoori and FedEx” company. As a Platinum Sponsor, Fly Dubai, Emirates Tech and Aster as Gold Sponsors, Emirates NBD and Banque Misr as Silver Sponsors, in addition to Tomini Group, Shahloub Group and C Bubbles, Gulf Drug LLC, General Mills, CFI Financial, Stanley Black & Decker , Con Middle East, Mohammed & Obaid Al Mulla LLC, Kaloti Precious Metal And “Pal Abyei” and “Al-Safadi Restaurant” as joint sponsors – The winning companies in the five-star category

The Taqdeer Awards management announced the names of 36 leading companies that won the award in the 3-5 star categories, namely: Emdad Company LLC, Airbus Africa and the Middle East FZE, Kimoha Contractors FZE, and Al Sahel Contracting Company. (a limited liability company), Petronash FZE, Al-Futtaim Engineering Company (LLC), China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East) (LLC), Mai Dubai LLC LLC- The winning companies in the four-star category..and among the winning companies in the four-star category are: Emirates Crown Company Limited, Dulsco LLC, SD Middle East LLC (LLC), and Al-Najm Company. Trio Transport LLC, Kuwait Food Company, Americana Head Office Sole Proprietorship LLC, Jotun UAE Limited (Limited) Liability Company), and Danui MEP Co. (LLC) LLC), Robert Bosch Middle East (LLC), Ten Kit Theolon Middle East (LLC), EFS Facility Management Services (LLC) and a group of Eros.

In the three-star category, the winners were: Al-Alamiah Security Company FZE, Hard Precast Building Systems LLC, Nestle Middle East Industries LLC, and Gulf Catering Company. Four General Trading & Contracting Company LLC, Union Coop, Aroma International Building Contracting Company LLC, Serveu Company (a limited liability company), and Al-Najma Al-Fareed International Maintenance Company buildings st. LLC, RAQ Contracting Company (LLC), Electra Exhibitions FZ-LLC (LLC), Gulf Ready Mix Concrete Company (LLC), and Smart Gulf Solar Energy (LLC). LLC), ENOC Retail Company (LLC), Creating Homes Interior Design and Contracting Company (LLC), Al Sahara Gardens Design and Construction Company (LLC), and A Company SGC Construction (LLC) and TK Elevator Emirates (LLC) – Distinguished Workers .

The award revealed that the number of distinguished workers amounted to 94 workers working in different economic sectors. They received in-kind and material awards in recognition of their hard work, constant improvement in their performance levels and their commitment to the laws and procedures in force in the country and in their companies. – The technical standards of the award..The “Taqdeer” award, which is held every two years, is aimed at companies that have more than 50 workers. The award standards are designed based on international best practices, especially those approved by the Ministry of Labor in the country, the International Labor Organization and other organizations and stakeholders. Through the rights of the two parties to production, namely the workers and the employers, and the benefits arising from the spread of a correct work culture and the positive impact this has, not only on the workers, but also on the building and construction companies in addition to the users of the facilities and institutions, and therefore on the national economy as a whole.- A five star rating.

The award program relies on an accurate evaluation method based on the calculation of points with a total of 1,000 points divided by 500 points on the “empowerment elements” of workers, while the award assigns the other 500 points for evaluation based on labor results, against a rate of 250 points for workers’ impressions of their work environment in the company and their relationship with it. , and 250 points for performance indicators.

The “enabling elements” provided by the company for the award consist of two main tracks, the first of which is the basic elements that support workers (250 points) and includes: labor policies, facilities and infrastructure, occupational health and safety, worker security, appointments and wages, in addition to the second track, which is culture and environment Work (250 points) and includes: justice and transparency, creativity and innovation, regulations and instructions, labor relations, communication and feedback.

On a scale of 1,000 points, a company must score 700 points or more to receive a five-star rating, while companies scoring 550 points will be classified as four stars, and companies scoring 450 points will be classified as three stars and 300 points will be classified as two stars. On the other hand, companies that score 200 points or less on the evaluation index only get one star.

Based on the results of the evaluation process and at the end of the award cycle, the five- and four-star winning companies are awarded with certificates of appreciation, in addition to ensuring that they receive priority in winning contracts for the implementation of government projects, in addition to the value of that evaluation at the international level, which in turn contributes to increasing the chances of winning companies, in winning foreign contracts.

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