The Sharjah ruler Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, has raised the minimum wage for Emiratis in the emirate to AED25,000. The previous wage was AED17,500.
The 43% Sharjah wage increase has been implemented after a government study looked into the living standard for citizens.
Writing on Twitter, Sheikh Dr Sultan said: ‘We raised salaries to 25,000, after studies we conducted with the Department of Social Services, and I was watching all the details of expenses for the individual and the family so that I know the salary that gives them a decent life. If the expenses of life increase, we will conduct a new study.’
Sharjah’s ruler also added he’s setting up a committee to help Emiratis that are looking for work.
“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.
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