Officials of companies and establishments belonging to the private sector informed «Emirates Today» that their workers have succeeded in receiving the two doses of the Coronavirus vaccine, thanks to the efforts and capabilities provided by the state to confront the (Covid-19) pandemic, stressing that this step was the reason for the return of work in their facilities with full labor capacity , While continuing to adhere to all approved precautionary measures and procedures.
While other companies continue their motivational campaigns to encourage their employees to receive the vaccine, employers have provided various administrative and logistical facilities for their workers, which have helped thousands of them flock daily to health centers to receive the vaccine.
In detail, thousands of people working for private sector establishments flock daily to health centers designated to provide the Corona virus prevention vaccine, in the various emirates of the country, to receive vaccination doses, hoping to return to their normal professional life, in response to the state’s efforts to curb The outbreak of the pandemic, and the protection of all citizens and residents on its land.
Officials in private companies working in the fields of contracting and supplying foodstuffs (Saeed Boumar Al Ameri, Muhammad Sultan Al Nasser, and Adel Amir) confirmed that the efforts made by the state in the face of the pandemic, and the incentive campaigns that their companies undertook to urge workers and employees to receive the vaccine, were a reason The success of a large number of employers to return to work with full work capacity. They told «Emirates Today»: “Our facilities are operating in the normal way they were before the pandemic, but with the continuation of applying the necessary precautionary and preventive measures to protect workers from any risks, which are in The forefront of which is physical spacing, wearing masks, and not gathering in closed places for any reason, considering that this step is a global achievement that everyone who lives in the UAE should be proud of.
Human resources and personnel managers in contracting, communication and information technology companies (engineer Ahmed Samir, Alia Rashid, and Hafsa Saeed Al Amir) indicated that their companies launched motivational campaigns that raised a unified slogan bearing the name “I chose to vaccinate”, during which leaflets were affixed to the walls, billboards and elevators. Entities, to raise awareness of the importance of vaccines at the present time, to preserve the health and life of the employee and his family members, in addition to broadcasting instructional videos about the safety of the vaccine, methods, places and conditions for obtaining it.
They mentioned that some companies have provided many encouragement facilities to motivate employees to receive the vaccine, including allocating cars to transport those who wish to receive the vaccine, return to the workplace or the residence, and granting employees wishing to receive the vaccine a paid break from work on the specified day to go to Vaccination centers, which was welcomed by workers and employees, and motivated them to go to the vaccination centers spread in the various emirates of the country, which witnessed a large presence of those wishing to receive the vaccine.
Initiatives to protect employment
The UAE has taken proactive steps to limit all the repercussions of the epidemic, and has rushed to protect employees and workers from losing their jobs, by implementing a number of initiatives such as “remote work”, in addition to providing a safe work environment for those whose work nature requires their presence in their sites.
Among the initiatives launched by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation to protect employment in the private sector, the “National Program to Support the Stability of the Labor Market in the Private Sector”, to ensure the continuity of doing business in the private sector in light of the series of preventive measures and precautionary measures taken at the state level within the government work system. To combat the virus, and lift all restrictions applied to all establishments registered with the ministry, allowing them to obtain new internal work permits, and the possibility of renewing work permits for workers registered at the targeted facilities.