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Workers start to get paid through post offices

By Staff Writer




Emirates Post branches have started paying out private company workers’ salaries under a scheme intended to prevent malpractices such as late payment or non-payment. Employees can collect their wages at designated post offices and Wall Street Exchange mobile units at labour camps.


More than 60 firms have already signed up for the service to comply with Ministry of Labour regulations.


Employees of Bently Security and Safety Consultancy were the first group to receive their salaries at Emirates Post counters. They collected their pay from Ajman Central Post Office.


“More than 100 employees collected their salaries from the post office this week and another 100 will be registered this month,” said Arif Al Rahma, General Manager of Bently Security.


“We are pleased that the procedure was smooth and our workers are very happy with the arrangements at the post office counters.”


Businesses with between three and 6,500 employees have joined the scheme, including firms in the engineering, contracting, construction, trading, restaurants, electronics, security and building maintenance sectors.


Ibrahim Bin Karam, CEO of Emirates Post, said: “Emirates Post and Wall Street Exchange have put together the most efficient package to enable companies to pay their workers’ salaries from an approved agent.”


Each employee entitled to receive his salary from an Emirates Post outlet is issued with a smart card containing his photo, staff number and personal details. The employee can collect his salary on dates specified by the company by arrangement with Emirates Post.


In addition to collecting salaries employees can remit money to their families overseas from the same counter.