Sharjah Ruler Raises Emiratis Minimum Wage To AED25,000

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 01 June 2021
Sharjah Ruler Raises Emiratis Minimum Wage To AED25,000
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His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, has raised the minimum wage for citizens in the emirate to Dh25,000 from Dh17,500.

"We raised salaries to Dh25,000 after conducting studies with the Department of Social Services," Sheikh Dr Sultan said on Sharjah Media Office's Twitter account.

"I was watching all the expenditure details of individuals and families to know which salary would grant them a decent life.

"If life expenses increase, we will conduct a new study. If the situation becomes detrimental to people with low income, I will not leave them.”

The government had established a committee to assess and assist Emiratis looking for employment according to His Highness.

"There are more than 12,000 jobseekers in Sharjah," Sheikh Dr Sultan said. "We will not close the door to any jobseeker, even those who do not meet the terms of employment.

"We have ordered the formation of a committee called the Employment Processing Committee, which will work under my supervision.

"It will consist of statistics, social services and human resources departments in the government of Sharjah.

"Its mission is to study the employment applications and find solutions to address the problems of everyone who faces an employment difficulty."

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