Many UAE Employees Were Required To Work On-Site Amid Dangerous Weather

The UAE is facing heavy rainfall and unstable weather this week. That´s why employees of federal government entities have been allowed to work remotely.

However, a poll of more than 10,000 people found that 56% of private sector employees were told to attend work in person regardless.

Private sector employees are now urging their employers to provide them with remote work opportunities, similar to the government sector.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation recommended that private sector companies prioritize employees’ safety.

Nonetheless, several employees woke up on Tuesday to find themselves obligated to commute to their offices.

Many employees emphasized the need for a little flexibility in the private sector to accommodate such situations.

Private sector employees grapple with the challenge of balancing professional commitments with safety concerns.

Others, such as healthcare workers, are unable to work remotely due to the nature of their roles.

On Tuesday, many workers in the private sector expressed their dissatisfaction regarding working from offices via social media. 

More than 10,000 people took part in the poll conducted by KT, with only about 4,500 saying they were able to work from home.

Of the remaining votes, more than 3,600 said they had to commute to their workplaces because their employer didn’t offer flexible work options. 

More than 2,000 said they had to step out of their homes as they worked in essential services.


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