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Mar 26, 2018

Dubai Safari’s Children’s Spring Camp programme launched

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Dubai Safari’s Children’s Spring Camp programme launched
Programme open to children aged 8 to 13 in two batches from March 25 to 29 and April 1 to 5

Dubai: Children who are on spring break in the UAE and want to spend their time learning first-hand about animals may take advantage of the Dubai Safari’s Children’s Spring Camp programme.
Dubai Safari, home to the most diverse array of animals in the UAE, has launched the programme for children offering packages that offer both fun and educational learning experience.

The five-day camp is open to children aged 8 to 13 and will take place in two batches, from March 25 to 29 and April 1 to 5. In keeping with Dubai Safari’s remit as a leading edutainment destination, participants will benefit from a wide range of activities.
Khalid Al Suwaidi, Director of Leisure Facilities at Dubai Municipality, said the Children’s Spring Camp “gives our younger guests the opportunity to learn more about the animal kingdom while enjoying an array of fun-filled activities.”
Each batch of the Spring Camp Programme can accommodate 50 children and the cost per child is Dh500

Ministry drafting a paternity leave law

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Ministry drafting a paternity leave law
More than 36 initiatives launched under National Family Policy




Dubai: A newly launched National Family Policy in the UAE is working on drafting a paternity leave legislation that ensures equalising the role fathers play in parenting, the Minister of Community Development announced on Sunday.
Work on new childcare legislations is also underway as part of the National Family Policy launched last week, which will also see more than 36 new initiatives implemented across the country in coordination with local and federal entities.

These upcoming initiatives will range from educational programmes, consultations, and training that will contribute to building a stable and responsible Emirati family in line with the UAE Vision 2021 and UAE Centennial Strategy 2071, said Hessa Bint Eisa Bu Humaid, Minister of Community Development.
“The policy, which was recently adopted by the UAE Cabinet, will work to provide the utmost support for the UAE family under six pillars that have been identified, which include marriage, family relations, balance of roles, child protection, family protection, and re-engineering the provision of family services to achieve family happiness,” she said.
Under the child protection pillar, she added: "The ministry aims to develop and regulate legislation and laws related to the care of children inside and outside the home, and to design educational programs to ensure the highest levels of care and safety for the child.”

Among the main initiatives announced under the family relations pillar will be the preparation of a unified guide at national level to clarify the rights and duties of family members, the general principles of marital relations including special procedures that protect against family disintegration.
There are also plans to review and amend the requirements for licensing family counselling centres, as well as workshops and awareness sessions that focus on financial planning.
“We will review these initiatives on a quarterly basis and revise them when needed,” she said.
Bu Humaid highlighted that the Emirati family and Emirati mother have been central to the UAE since its establishment and that the Emirati family continues to maintain its cohesion, values and principles.
“In the UAE, we have noticed the positive impact of family cohesion on the prosperity and growth of societies in various fields. Our government is fully aware that there is no real development without the development of the human being, which is the nucleus of society development,” she said.
She pointed out that contemporary life may require family members to play different roles and that the policy’s initiatives will work to clarify those roles to them.
One of the main goals of the policy is the establishment of a family prepared to meet the challenges of married life and the ministry said they will have special educational campaigns carried out for those planning to get married.
The ministry said it will work with federal and local institutions and governmental and private stakeholders to achieve the objectives of each of the pillar.

Five main goals of the National Family Policy

  • Establish a family prepared to meet the challenges of married life.
  • Uphold the values of maintaining the stability and sustainability of the family and cohesion.
  • Provide a healthy environment to support the family in the face of life pressures
  • Improve the capabilities of the UAE family in order to build a promising generation
  • To achieve happiness for the Emirati family through cohesion

Mar 19, 2018

How to calculate UAE gratuity pay

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 How to calculate UAE gratuity pay
Use our formula to calculate your gratuity pay depending on contracts and service period

Calculating your end-of-service (gratuity) pay is important. Knowing how the total sum is reached will help you identify any errors made by your company.

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Contract types

limited or fixed term contract is where the employee agrees to stay with the company for a certain number of years with a set end date. Resigning before the end of this period could mean one or all of these; a labour ban, loss of labour rights or even payment of compensation to the employer.
An unlimited contract has no such period clause or number of years, and therefore, has no end date. However, a notice period of one to three months is applicable for termination of contract from either side.
Gratuity pay is calculated based on the most recent salary paid into your account without allowances and/or bonuses. Check Article 134 of the Labour Law here to get clarification on what this constitutes.
If you are terminated from your job, unless you break the rules as stated in Article 139 of the Labour Law, the employee is still entitled to gratuity pay

Calculations for Limited Contract gratuity pay

Less than 1 year of service

Leaving work before completing one (1) year of service means that you are not entitled to any gratuity pay.

Between 1 year and 5 years of service

Employee is entitled to full gratuity pay based on 21 days salary for each year of work.

5 or more years of service

Employee is entitled to full gratuity pay based on 30 days salary for each year of work.

Calculation example

Basic salary example: Dh10,000
a. 10,000 ÷ 30 = 333.30. Your daily wage is Dh333.30
b. 333.30 x 21 = 6,999.30. So 21-days salary is Dh6,999.30 in gratuity entitlement for each year of service. Multiply this figure for every year of service up to 5 years.
Use 30 days calculation for those exceeding 5 years of service.
c. 333.30 x 30 = Dh9,999. So 30-days salary is Dh9,999 in gratuity entitlement for each year of service – so long as the total figure does not exceed two years total salary figure.

Calculations for Unlimited Contract gratuity pay

Less than 1 year of service

Leaving work before completing one (1) year of service means that you are not entitled to any gratuity pay.

Between 1 year and 3 years of service

Employee is entitled to one third (1/3) of the 21-days gratuity pay.

Between 3 years and 5 years of service

Employee is entitled to two thirds (2/3) of the 21-days gratuity pay.

5 or more years of service

Employee is entitled to full 21-days gratuity pay.

Calculation example

Basic salary example: Dh10,000
a. 10,000 ÷ 30 = 333.30. Your daily wage is Dh333.30
b. 333.30 x 21 = 6,999.30. So 21-days salary is Dh6,999.30
Of this figure of Dh6,999.30, only 1/3 is payable if you have worked between 1 and 3 years, so the total gratuity pay would be Dh2,333.10.
Only 2/3 is payable if you have worked between 3 and 5 years, so the total gratuity pay would be Dh4,666.20.
The full Dh6,999.30 is payable for each year if you have completed 5 years or more.
These calculations are not to be treated as law, they are for your reference onlyFor any disputes or further clarification, contact the UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.

Formula

1. Basic salary ÷ 30 = Daily wage
2. Daily wage x 21 = 1 year gratuity figure (Or x30 if applicable)
3. 1 year gratuity figure x years of service Total gratuity owed
Only continue for Unlimited Contract calculation
4Total gratuity owed ÷ 3 = One third (1/3) of total gratuity
5. Either take this figure (between 1 and 3 years) or multiply it by two (between 3 and 5 years)
6. For over 5 years, total gratuity owed will be payable.

Calculate your gratuity here using this formula

Ministry Gratuity Calculator


Source UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation
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Gulf News is not responsible for any amendments made to the UAE Labour Law. All labour disputes must go through the Ministry of Labour. This article may only be used as a guide.